Risk Inventory and Strengths Evaluation rise

For:  Measures high-risk behaviors and psychological strengths

Reading Level: 9 to 25 years

Format: Parent, Teacher, and Self-report rating forms that can be administered in print or online 

Length: 15 to 20 minutes

Scoring: Hand scored; Online via WPS Online Evaluation System

Combination Kits


RISE Online Kit

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RISE Online Manual

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RISE Online Parent Form – English (10 uses)

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RISE Online Parent Forms – English (25 uses)

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RISE Online Self Report Forms – English (10 uses)

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RISE Online Self Report Forms – English (25 uses)

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RISE Online Self Report Forms – English (5 uses)

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RISE Online Teacher Form – English (25 uses)

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RISE Online Teacher Forms – English (5 uses)

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Rise Online Parent Forms – English (5 uses)

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Paper Forms and Hand Scoring Materials


RISE Parent Autoscore Forms – English (25)

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RISE Print Manual

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RISE Teacher Autoscore Forms – English (25)

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RISE Print Kit

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RISE Online Teacher Form – English (10 uses)

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The RISE is an all-new rating scale that provides a comprehensive understanding of both high-risk behaviours and psychological strengths across home, school, and community settings.

The psychological strengths represent important components of resilience—the quality that enables young people to cope effectively with the stressors and challenges of daily life. Cut-off scores identify high-risk status, prompting clinicians to focus on critical items where safety may be a concern. The RISE Index score compares the individual’s strengths and risk factors, which helps develop a well-informed intervention plan.

Areas Covered by the RISE

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying and aggression
  • Sexual risk
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Eating and sleeping problems
  • Delinquency
  • Support from family
  • Communication skills
  • Self confidence
  • Support from friends
  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Emotional balance


The RISE is easy to administer, score, and interpret—making it easy to present findings to parents and evaluation team members.

The components include print and online versions of a manual and the Parent, Teacher, and Self-report forms. With only 66 questions on the Parent and Self forms and only 36 on the Teacher form, RISE is one of the most efficient assessments for both clinicians and respondents to use.

Convenient online scoring is available on the WPS Online Evaluation System.

RISE Features

  • Validated on a variety of clinical samples, including individuals who are receiving interventions for high-risk behaviours such as gang involvement, suicidal and self-harming behaviours, and substance abuse
  • Includes response validity scales to check for inconsistent responding or an overly positive or negative presentation
  • Can be administered either with print forms or online

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