Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: family separation

Civil Rights Advocates Call U.S. Child Welfare System a ‘National Problem’

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From The Imprint: A new report says the child welfare system fails to adequately address the needs of families and often harms the very kids it's designed to protect.

Invisible Trauma: The Children Left Behind When Parents Are Hospitalized

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It would take decades before I recognized the trauma caused by repeatedly being separated from my mom when she was hospitalized. I grieved almost exactly the way children did who had lost a parent to death. Yet it was grief without closure because my mom was not dead, just... gone.

Current Immigration Policies Create Mental Health Vulnerabilities for Families

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Researchers investigate the impact of immigration policies on the mental health of arriving Mexican and Central American immigrants.