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Immigrant Kids Are Suffering Trauma That Will Last Years


#1

Immigrant Kids Are Suffering Trauma That Will Last Years

Jill Richardson

Let’s be clear about something: Separating children from families, as the Trump regime is doing to undocumented immigrants, isn’t just cruel. It’s going to cause irreparable damage to the children involved — and probably to the parents too.

The difference is that developmental trauma — trauma experienced in childhood — is much more difficult to heal that trauma suffered as an adult. Trauma itself can be healed, but it’s painful, difficult, and as is often the case in this country, expensive. For many it’s simply out of reach.


#2

Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. To inflict it on children is immoral and inconsolable. Thanks Keeler Elf and enablers. Of course many politicians have no souls, I bet.


#3

Trump is just ensuring that the future generation will have no shortage of mass-murderers.