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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Separating Migrant Children from Their Parents

I don't seem to be able to overcome the format of the material I copied and 
pasted here, so you may not be able to read everything-- but the journal links should work anyway.
I'm sure that some readers are very interested in the outcomes for migrant children of the practice of 
separating them from their families. 
Here are some things you might want to read about this, especially if you work directly
 with children or with their families. 

The first piece, from the NYT, is a description of the changed behavior of some children who have
 gone through separation and then
 been reunited with their families. It shows clearly that the problems are not
 over when reunion has occurred.

Here are a number of free articles from a professional journal, addressing a variety of problems related to early childhood trauma 
resulting from violence and separation.
As the leading publication for pediatric mental health, the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has
 published many articles demonstrating the damaging effects of early childhood trauma on later development, the role of parental stress in the
 intergenerational transmission of both psychiatric and other medical outcomes, and the positive role of parents in promoting child and 
adolescent mental health.
We oppose the practice of separating immigrant children from their families.
In collaboration with our publisher, Elsevier, we have created a free collection of articles published in JAACAP on the effects of separation,
 early life trauma, and related topics, and will maintain and update it until this practice is no longer the norm.
Select articles from this collection include:
View the full collection of articles on the website under the collections tab in the menu.

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