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June 21, 2018

What’s the Deal with Family Separation?

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 11:33

This is an informative post that shows that even after an executive order stopping further separating ( maybe ) of families at the border there is still huge problems. This post gives a brief history of the border that should be more widely known. As an adult living with childhood trauma I strongly recommend reading this grand post. Many thanks to the author for a grand post. Hugs

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Why Pediatricians Worry about Family Separation:IMMIGRANT-CHILD-CRIES-06-18

Sadly, we have lots of data about the damage done to children when they are separated from their families.

  • In Romania during his tenure as communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu felt that the Romanian economy would improve if there were simply more Romanians, and so he pushed people to have children that they did not have the resources to care for. As a result, there were many Romanian children who grew up in orphanages.
  • In Australia, about 1 in 10 Aboriginal children were removed from their families to be raised by white Christians between 1910 and 1970.
  • In China right now many children, known as “the left behind,” live in outlying villages while their parents move away to work.

When children are separated from their families, their bodies suffer a stress response and secrete cortisol and adrenaline. These molecules initially damage and in the end can…

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3 Comments »

  1. You’re 100% correct. On a related note, you might be interested to hear that the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics said after visiting one such facility that this amounts to child abuse. Thanks for writing on this important topic.

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    Comment by Brendan Birth — June 21, 2018 @ 18:23

    • I meant to say tha KS for sharing the post, but you know what I mean.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Brendan Birth — June 21, 2018 @ 18:24

      • Yes. I am glad people are understanding that this is child abuse and those families will carry this with them forever. Hugs

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        Comment by Scottie — June 21, 2018 @ 18:26


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