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Hope Score

Hope Score is the website associated with the powerful book, Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life.  This website will help you track Hope in your life and the lives of those you love.  If you have not read Hope Rising, order a copy here either in hardcopy or in Kindle and then create an account on this website.  This site is designed to be a tool to help you apply the science of hope to your life!

Discover your Hope Score once for free by clicking below. After this, you can register an account and track your Hope Score and the Hope Scores of family members quarterly for a small annual fee.  


“If you are looking for an uplifting book on hope, look no further!”

Ken Druck, Author, Courageous Aging

“Hope Rising will help those with childhood trauma to live hope-filled lives.”

Dr. Vincent Felitti, Co-Author, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

“Hope Rising is a roadmap toward different, and better, lives.”

Gavin De Becker, Author, The Gift of Fear

“Every reader will find inspiration, encouragement, and radical hope within these pages.”

Ted Bunch, Co-Founder, A Call to Men

“This is the most practicable book imaginable on the power of hope.”

Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney

“Casey and Chan make the complex research on hope accessible and understandable.”

Ruth Glenn, President & CEO, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

“Casey and Chan show us the hope is the bridge between the impossible and the possible.”

Dr. Joseph Bellezzo, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Sharp Memorial Hospital

“Cancer treatment has come so far but patients who choose hope will always be part of our success.”

Dr. Marin Xavier, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Cancer Center

“Hope Rising is the kind of book that every elected and policy maker should be reading before funding programs for survivors.”

The Honorable Toni Atkins, California Senate President Pro Tem

The science of hope must become the passion of our lives. Hope is a verb.

Hope Rising is a clarion call to apply the science of hope in daily life and overcome the trauma, adversity, and struggles everyone must face. Hope is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life in all the research done on trauma, illness, and resiliency. Based on nearly 2,000 published studies about hope, including their own research, Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman call for rising hope to be the focus not only in personal lives, but in public policy in education, business, social services, and every other part of society. Hope is measurable. Hope is malleable. Hope changes lives. Hope Rising provides a roadmap to measure hope in your life, assess what may have robbed you of the power of hope, and then provides strategies to increase hope. It challenges every reader to be transparent and honest about their own stories of struggle and adversity, calls for the end of shame and blame in addressing the struggles of those who have experienced trauma, illness, or abuse, and provides practical ways to increase your Hope score and thrive because of it.


Get Your Hope Score for Free Now!

Hope is the belief that your future can be brighter than your past and you play a role in making it happen.  Find out your level of hope now in your life.  If you are a lower hope person, don’t be discouraged.  Hope is a verb and you can increase your Hope Score by the choices you make and the actions you take in your life.  If you are higher in Hope, you need to begin to think about how to maintain high hope through the challenges and adversity of life.  Who do you want to be?  What do you want to do in your life?

Adult Hope Scale

Hope Score is a great opportunity to evaluate the difficult things you have experienced in your life and then find your way to higher, sustainable hope! You can measure your Hope Score once for free.

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Children’s Hope Scale

Hope mitigates the impact of childhood trauma and buffers us against adversity, illness, disease, and the challenges of life. With a premium account, you can measure your children's Hope Scores as well.

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