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.
- Evaluate the issues that are detrimental to immigrant children’s health versus the perceived threat they pose to National Security;
- Describe the current status of separated and detained children in ICE (health/social status);
- 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;
- Identify policy strategies regarding increased transparency, standards of care in detention centers; and
- 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.