TeenScreen is dead, according to their website TeenScreen.org
[Thanks to PsychSearch.net for this information.]
Their announcement: “We are sorry to inform you that the TeenScreen National Center will be winding down its program at the end of this year. Accordingly, we will no longer train or register new programs.”
TeenScreen was a very controversial national so-called “diagnostic psychiatric service”, aka “suicide survey,” done on children who were then referred for psychiatric treatment. The evidence suggests that the objective of the psychiatrists who designed TeenScreen was to place children so selected on psychotropic drugs.
You may recall that in October, 2004 the TeenScreen survey was conducted on all ninth grade students at Pattonville High School in St. Louis County. They used a passive consent form, meaning that parents had to sign and return a form saying they did not want their children to be screened, or their children would get theÂ “emotional health”Â screening automatically.
Although the instructions said that taking the screening was voluntary, a child was marked “Positive: Requires clinical interview” if they refused to answer any question or felt uncomfortable taking the survey. A large part of the 14-question survey asked questions such as, “During the past 3 months, have you thought of killing yourself?”
TeenScreen was developed in 1991 at Columbia University. At the time the survey was conducted at Pattonville in 2004, over 40,000 children in 41 states had been screened.
Click here for more information about mental health screening and its history.
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