The Science Is Clear on Long-Term Effects of Child-Family Separation

Long-term psychological, social, and health problems of parent-child separation

Parent-child separations, such as those at the U.S. border in recent months, lead to long-term psychological, social, and health problems that are not necessarily resolved upon reunification, says a brief coauthored by Psychology Chair Amy Marks.

"The Science is Clear: Separating Families has Long-term Damaging Psychological and Health Consequences for Children, Families, and Communities" was published by the Society for Research in Child Development.

Amy Marks in lab coat
Psychology Chair Amy Marks

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