A Call For A Mental Health First-Aid Response For Babies.
Published: September-October 2018
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 18, No. 4 , p. 39
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This article discusses the forced parent-child separation of infants and young children from their illegal immigrant parents when no documented abuse or neglect findings exist. It describes the trauma of forced parents-child separation, the role of mental health providers in providing services to young children that experienced stressful separations, and the need to apply federal permanency planning timelines to the current immigration practice of separating babies and toddlers for their parents.
infants; preschool children; parent child relationships; children of immigrants; undocumented immigrants; policy formation; permanency planning; family reunification; mental health services; SEPARATION; SEPARATION ANXIETY