The Science of Childhood Trauma and Family Separation: A Discussion of Short- and Long Term Effects
June 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.
Associate Director of Institutional Center of Scientific Research, Albizu University
Editor, Child Development
Gabriela Livas Stein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University