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June 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Science of Childhood Trauma and Family Separation: A Discussion of Short- and Long Term Effects”
As the U.S. federal government begins the process of reuniting children separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border, experts will explore the research evidence on how such separation experiences impact children’s well-being. Developmental scientists will shed light on what the research indicates for ongoing child well-being post-reunification. Topics will include issues such as:
– how the experiences of border detainees might compare to other cases of child separation such as when parents are incarcerated or deployed for military service,
– how child trauma affects brain development, and
– how the age of the child impacts the effects of these separation experiences.
Cynthia García Coll, Ph.D., Universidad Albizu
Gabriela Livas Stein, Ph.D., UNCG Department of Psychology
Nim Tottenham, Ph.D., Columbia University Psychology Department
Moderator: Duncan Fisher from Child and Family Blog