Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating Children and Parents

This report summarizes a Rapid Response Talk and panel discussion on implications of family separation for the development of young children, co-sponsored by the Zero to Thrive Initiative and the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan on July 11, 2018.

Faculty experts from different fields reviewed research evidence on the science of early childhood development, stress and trauma, and policy implications of family separation and reunions for young children. This report highlights policy implications and provides links to papers and resources. A social media toolkit is also provided with graphics and sample posts.

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