Mental Health and Social Justice
Utilizing a pantheoretical framework (MCO, PAIR of ACES, Liberation Health Model) to discuss a mental health issue.
* As social workers, examining issues of diversity requires that we also think critically about issues of oppression, marginalization, and social justice. This assignment is an opportunity to explore a current social justice issue that affects the mental health communities in which you will work as a social worker, and to explore ways that you can contribute to advocacy efforts as a clinical social worker. (Clinician-Activist Role)
a. Select a social justice issue centered on mental health- that is currently relevant (ex.: #enoughisenough No to antisemitism, excessive force by law enforcement, mass incarceration, reproductive justice, LGBTQ Issues, immigrant rights, women’s rights, farmworkers rights, school-to-prison nexus, etc.) AND connect it to a diagnosis.