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While the policies for separating children from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border have recently changed, there are still many concerns about the short- and long-term effects suffered by thousands of detained children.
Robert Weigand, principal lecturer at Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, and the director of the Child Development Laboratory, weighs in on the topic in a recent article by The State Press’ Jessica Myers.
In an email, Weigand said that one of the most threatening and frightening things one can do to a young child is forcibly separate them from their parent. See more from Weigand in the full article.