Family Service Agency welcomes you to our annual fundraiser, an evening with Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, esteemed youth and child psychiatrist, and co-editor of Social (In)Justice and Mental Health and Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers. Dr. Vinson will be presenting on the topic of Supporting Youth Mental Health, followed by a Q&A. This discussion and reception will take place on Thursday May 12th, 2022 at 5PM at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club, followed by a paddle raise to support Family Service Agency, Santa Maria Youth & Family Center, and Guadalupe’s The Little House By The Park. Visit fsacares.org/sarah-vinson/ for more information about ticketing for the in-person* and virtual events. There is no cost to attend virtually. Sponsorships with group seating are available.
The U.S. Surgeon General’s recent Advisory on the youth mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the issues that FSA and other youth-serving organizations are seeing across Santa Barbara County. More children and adolescents are experiencing challenges to emotional wellbeing, including documented increases in anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Family Service Agency invites the community to join with Dr. Vinson and discuss how we can support youth mental health.
Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson is passionate about discussing mental health and wellness and has been featured in national media such as the PBS Newshour, The Guardian, Washington Times and the Roland Martin Show. In addition, Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson has been an invited speaker at national meetings such as the American Psychiatric Association and School Based Health Alliance meetings. Dr. Vinson has received numerous awards in recognition of her service and leadership including the University of Florida College of Medicine Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the APA Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Alumna Achievement Award.
*Masking and health check protocols may be required per state and local health department guidelines.