New Psychological Well being Evaluation Utilizing AI Launches In Hamilton County Juvenile Court docket
Teens passing through Hamilton County’s juvenile courts will soon have access to a first of its kind mental health assessment. A new partnership between Terrace Metrics and Clarigent Health offers online assessments and other technologies to identify adolescents at risk.
Terrace Metrics is already being used in Hamilton County schools and other schools across the region. It’s about a 15-minute online assessment that provides a measurable way to see how adolescents develop resilience and social and emotional learning. A curriculum is then created with videos and other resources to help teenagers where they need it most.
“I think they thought, ‘Why should we ignore our juvenile justice children when we are already doing this with children in our third through 12th grades in Hamilton County and other parts of the region?” “Said Dr. Kate Chard, CEO of Terrace Metrics.
Chard says the company’s assessment has already helped school officials identify 30-50% more children at risk.
“In one wonderful case, a child made our assessment. And the school then intervened based on the results. And the child’s response was, ‘I was just waiting for you to find me,'” she said.
The company works with Clarigent Health, who use artificial intelligence to analyze voice biomarkers to measure whether a person is suicidal. Doctors will be notified when a person is at risk and can change treatment and medication.
Judge Melissa Powers, Senior Judge, Hamilton County Juvenile Court, said in a press release, “We are proud to be the first court in the country to use these cutting-edge tools to better understand and serve our children.”
The employees are currently being trained in how to use the technology and a rollout of the new services is expected shortly.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to speak to a certified listener at 800-273-8255.