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Childhood Trauma at the U.S. Border

Date: Tue. September 25th, 2018, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Location: Noble Commons, MSASS, 11235 Bellflower Rd.

This critical and timely discussion will focus on the experiences of immigrant children and teens detained at the border, including the legal context under which family separations are occurring, the medical and therapeutic guidelines for youth exposed to trauma, issues of consent for treatment, long-term consequences of internment and options for advocacy and activism for allies.

John Flores (Social Justice Institute) will moderate the panel featuring Dr. Sana Loue (CWRU School of Medicine), Gabriela Sehinkman (The Centers for Families and Children), and Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell (CWRU School of Medicine and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention).  The event is free and open to the community.  RSVP to

Co-sponsored by Social Justice Institute, Alianza Latina, the Schubert Center for Child Studies, the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, the Center on Trauma and Adversity, and the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

An event of Hispanic Heritage Month

Additional resources to support young children experiencing separation and trauma can be found here:

SRCD released a report on applying a community violence framework to understand the impact of immigration enforcement threat on Latino children.

For the most recent information relating to legal efforts against family separation, see the American Immigration Lawyers Association,


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