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US: Why we must protect immigrant children (Commentary)
Amsterdam News – July 05, 2018
For children to succeed, they need to develop a sense of safety, and if events disrupt this sense of safety, children will not be trusting of their environment and will form insecure attachments. Dr. Nadine Burke, a pediatrician, discussed the “Adverse Childhood Experiences” study during a TED Talk. Burke explained how toxic stress and childhood trauma impair social, cognitive and emotional development and how those impairments have detrimental effects on physical and mental health across the life span. Studies have shown that children who are separated from their families after migration develop depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
Ted Talk: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime (Video): https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime