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Brown University

Social (In)justice and Children’s Mental Health

Brown University via Independent


Presenter: Sarah Y. Vinson, MD Lorio Forensics Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics Morehouse School of Medicine


  1. Identify the relevance of social justice in children's mental health in order to re-examine mental health and illness in the context of the U.S. society
  2. Discuss the impact of social hierarchies on diagnostic processes and classifications in order to better serve patients from marginalized communities
  3. Self-evaluate the concept of social justice advocacy in order to identify action steps that can be taken to advance justice


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