Toxic Stress: Issue Brief on Family Separation and Child Detention
The separation of children from their parents and their prolonged detention for an indefinite period of time raise profound concerns that transcend partisan politics and demand immediate resolution. This brief outlines the psychological and physiological consequences that family separation and child detention can have on children.
Shonkoff, Jack. (2019). Toxic Stress: Issue Brief on Family Separation and Child Detention. Immigration Initiative at Harvard Issue Brief Series, 1(1). Cambridge, MA: Immigration Initiative at Harvard. Retrieved from https://immigrationinitiative.harvard.edu/toxic-stress-issue-brief-family-separation-and-child-detention