HDCA’s Children, Education, and Health & Disability Thematic groups invite you to a joint webinar on:
“Psychotropic Kids: navigating children’s right to health and right to refuse treatment in contexts of poverty”
By China Mills
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Tuesday May 6th, 2014
2:00 to 3:00pm in London
6:30 to 7:30pm in Delhi
9:00 to 10:00am Eastern Standard Time
The Webinar: China Mills will present a paper that explores 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. It will map the physical, psychological and socio-political effects of increasingly global psychotropic interventions into (poor) children’s lives, reading this alongside a growing pathologisation of, and pharmaceutical interventions into, poverty.
Speaker’s Bio: China Mills is a Research Officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). She has published widely and is the author of the book titled ‘Decolonizing Global Mental Health: The Psychiatrization of the Majority World’, Routledge, London and New York. She has carried out research into the social determinants of mental health globally, and has been a visiting lecturer at a number of universities. She completed a PhD, titled, ‘Globalising Disorders: Encounters with Psychiatry in India’ at Manchester Metropolitan University, conducting fieldwork in India. At OPHI, she works on Social Isolation and Shame and Humiliation as part of the Missing Dimensions of poverty analysis programme.
The webinar will be moderated by Mario Biggeri, Caroline Hart and Sophie Mitra.