Monday, January 8, 2007

TeenScreen on BBC Radio

Claudia Hammond did a superb interview program on the BBC Radio about TeenScreen and Mental Health Testing, 01/02/07, on her radio show 'All In The Mind'.

From their website:
Mental Health Screening programmes in the USA have been growing. Teenscreen, a programme developed at Columbia University, is one of the biggest. It now covers schools in 43 states across North America.
When Chelsea Rhoades was 15 she was given a mental health screening examination without her parents' knowledge at her High School in Indiana. The Rhoades family is suing the school for violating the parents' constitutional rights to control the care, custody and upbringing of their daughter.
Claudia Hammond speaks to Chelsea’s mother, Teresa Rhoades and John Whitehead, President and Founder of The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organisation, representing the Rhoades family in this case. She also talks to Melvin Oatis, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine's Child Study Center and UK-based Joanna Moncrieff of the Critical Psychiatry Network.