Who is Youthinmind?
Youthinmind is a collection of psychologists, educators, and experts in IT. Our aim is to promote the psychological well-being of people everywhere through the provision of information, assessment, treatment and research.
We offer the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), and the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA) to aid in assessing youth and adult mental health. Our screening and assessment tools have been translated in dozens of languages and are used world-wide.
The idea for youthinmind came from Robert Goodman, Professor of Brain and Behavioral Medicine at King’s College London. Robert is the primary inventor of the SDQ and the DAWBA, and takes part in research on psychological health throughout the world.
The Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is our brief measure of psychological well-being. It exists in multiple versions to suit the needs of researchers, clinicians, and schools. It is probably the most widely used measure of its kind, and has been translated into over 80 languages.
The Development and Well-Being Assessment
The Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA) is our detailed measure of mental health. It exists in two versions for individuals aged 2-17 and 18-65 years old. It can generate ICD-10 and DSM-5 diagnoses and has been translated in over 20 languages.