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ERIC Number: EJ1282396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Social Justice as a Framework for Addressing Mental Health Disparities
Ormiston, Heather E.; Guttman-Lapin, Danielle; Shriberg, David
Communique, v49 n5 p14-16 Jan-Feb 2021
This article is part of a year-long series facilitated by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Social Justice Committee (SJC) highlighting the impact of health disparities on youth through a social justice lens for school psychologists. Historical and systemic racism and instructional inequities contribute to mental health disparities for minoritized youth. This article focuses on school-based applications of utilizing social justice principles to promote the mental well-being of students. Mental health disparities in education are discussed and an advocacy framework is proposed as a mechanism for addressing mental health disparities. [For the article preceding this one in the series, "Physical Health Disparities as a Social Justice Issue: Actions School Psychologists Can Take at the Systems Level," see EJ1275729.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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