The School-to-Prison Pipeline Swallows a Black Girl for Not Doing Her Homework

As a pediatric psychiatrist, I see how mental health issues are routinely criminalized in this pernicious cycle

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Without appropriate treatment, Black children are often punished instead of receiving the help they need.

The system is traumatizing this child, making it harder for her to succeed.

Child and adolescent psychiatry fellow in New York City working at the intersection of health equity and mental health

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