Welcome to APPA
APPA Scotland creates groundbreaking tools used to assess the “resilience” of children and young adults. Find out how this child-centric, easy-to-use, digital assessment produces a resilience report on each user.
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Assessing Wellbeing in a Digital Age
APPA (Adaptive Processing Psychological Assessment) has created a powerful app, BeingMe, designed to assess child and youth well-being. BeingMe uses digital technology to tap into the minds of young people. The wellbeing and resilience of young people is a major issue across the world. Teenagers face more complex stresses than in the past, leading to greater levels of anxiety and depression. As parents and teachers know, a young person will not always confide in an adult when they have a problem.
So, to prevent young people falling into a vacuum where they cannot access help or even talk about their issues, APPA Scotland has come up with a novel and creative solution, BeingMe. Augmenting the incredible work of guidance teachers and parents, BeingMe will provide the young person with a clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses, enabling a more focused approach to building wellbeing either through self-help or counselling.
To find out more about the BeingMe app, have a look at the BeingMe Website.
A Functional Meaningful Outcome
After completing an assessment, teachers can access the young person’s Report on the APPA teachers portal, providing insight into the wellbeing of the student. The portal will alert a teacher if a student scores particularly low on an assessment and also allows teachers to view students previous reports to ensure the current level of support is helping to improve the young person’s wellbeing. These reports provide schools with;
- A common wellbeing baseline for all pupils
- Early targeted identification of wellbeing issues that are symptomless
- Targeted conversations with young people about specific issues in their life
- Focused intervention that leaves young people ready to thrive
This helps educators and professionals develop resilience to its fullest potential.
A new measure of Wellbeing
- My World Triangle
- Resilience Matrix
Each resulting measurement gives teachers and carers valuable insight into the lives of the young people they are working with.
Privacy and Data
BeingMe maintains all data within the UK and manages data in line with GDPR. We are signatories to the 5 rights foundation. (https://5rightsfoundation.com/) ensuring that young people remain safe while they thrive.
The term resilience generally refers to a person’s ability to overcome adversity. In fact, research shows that resilience is very seldom an individual quality at all, but a process. Resilience is our ability to navigate to positive experiences that sustain our wellbeing. When given opportunities to experience wellbeing and competence our resilience improves. These experiences can come from many sources, such as families, schools, health services and communities.
This understanding of resilience shifts our focus when encouraging positive development through adversity. Whilst individual qualities are important, so too are the resources provided to them. When these are easily accessible, and provided in ways the individual values, this helps to further build resilience. Individuals who are best able to interact with the resources available to them show the most resilience during adversity.
To find out more about resilience, please visit the Resilience Research Centre website www.resilienceresearch.org.