The SDQ and DAWBA
YouthinMind USA’s mission is to promote universal mental health screening. We do this by providing the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and the Development and Well-being Assessment (DAWBA) at an affordable price, with a low technical barrier to entry for schools and other organizations.
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.
Robert N Goodman is Professor of Brain and Behavioral Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is a UK-based child psychiatrist specializing particularly in hemiplegia and online psychiatric screening.