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Jacob Blake’s 3 Sons And Trauma

On August 23, 2020, Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was shot seven times in the back by Rusten Sheskey, a police officer, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Coat tailing a number of high-profile cases with similar scenarios and the protesting the followed shortly thereafter, Blake’s case was brought to the center of conversations surrounding police violence and excessive force towards members of the Black Community. 

While Jacob Blake experienced serious, paralyzing physical injuries from his encounter with Sheskey, his three sons watched these events unfold from the backseat of their father’s car. In this article from Insider, Dr. Sarah Vinson explains how this traumatic event could affect their mental health and well-being for many years to come.

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Dr. Vinson Recently Featured on NPR

Dr. Vinson was recently featured on NPR. She’s featured in a new Ken Burns documentary on youth mental health entitled ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’. Listen