Children's Health vs. National Security

Webinar //


Oct 04 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST



This webinar for APHA members will will examine the Trump Administration’s policy to separate children from their parents and the resulting trauma and health impacts for children and families.

Learning objectives:

  1. Evaluate the issues that are detrimental to immigrant children’s health versus the perceived threat they pose to National Security;
  2. Describe the current status of separated and detained children in ICE (health/social status);
  3. Understand the adverse impacts of the trauma of separation and detention on children and the long-term implications for their mental health and well-being;
  4. Identify policy strategies regarding increased transparency, standards of care in detention centers; and
  5. Identify advocacy action steps for members of APHA and other child advocates to end this practice, reunite families, and provide interventions where needed. /li>


Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville & Co-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group

Pam McGranahn, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner -Adverse Childhood Experiences & the Life Course

Note: Only APHA members can participate in this webinar and others in the series. Not a member? Join today!

Questions? Contact Kristin Ryder.

Brought to you by: APHA's Public Health Nursing, Maternal Child Health, Sexual Reproductive Health, International Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Environment, and Community Health Planning & Policy Development Sections and the Student Assembly.

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