OPHI’s Mills to give webinar on children’s rights and psychiatric treatment

OPHI Research Officer China Mills will give a webinar on ‘Psychotropic Kids: navigating children’s right to health and right to refuse treatment in contexts of poverty’ on Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 2pm (BST).

Mills will explore the tensions between children’s right to access psychiatric treatment, and their right to refuse treatment, within growing advocacy (from the World Health Organization and the Movement for Global Mental Health) to ‘scale up’ access to psychotropic drugs for children in the global South.

Mills’ presentation will be based on her paper ‘Psychotropic Childhoods: Global Mental Health and Pharmaceutical Children‘, which is published this month in a special issue of the journal Children & Society.

The webinar will be jointly hosted by the Children, Education and Health & Disability thematic groups at the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA).

Mills works as part of OPHI’s Missing Dimensions team, researching the impacts of Social Connectedness on people’s experiences of poverty. She recently published a book titled ‘Decolonizing Global Mental Health: The Psychiatrization of the Majority World’.

You can register for the webinar and find out more here.