We Hold These Truths - Part 9

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited chronic disease that impacts millions of persons worldwide; however, in the United States (US), the myth of SCD being a ‘Black disease’ persists. Healthcare disparities, structural racism, misinformation, and adverse social determinants of health complicate care and exacerbates the chronic pain and emotional/psychological stress that many children living with SCD contend with across the lifespan. 

Mental health professionals are key members of integrative treatment teams, as well as private/community, yet they may be challenged in treating chronic pain and mental health issues associated with SCD in the complexities of intersectionality. This presentation will provide a brief historical overview of SCD in the US, the socio-cultural-political contexts that may complicate children and their families’ experiences, the manifestation of the disease and implications for mental well-being, and theoretical frameworks that may contribute to effective treatment/intervention.


  1. Describe the signs, symptoms, and complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) for children and the adverse impact of healthcare disparities in providing optimal care.
  2. Articulate the complexities of intersectionality when considering chronic pain and mental health risk factors for children living with SCD.
  3. Utilize a biopsychosocialculturalspiritual (BPSS) model of care and intersectionality framework in conceptualizing treatment and promoting effective healthcare practices.
  4. Name at least three (3) culturally-informed strategies or approaches that can be integrated in mental health care plans.


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