Video: The U.S. Made an Elective Decision to Traumatize Children

PHR has been at the U.S.-Mexico border, interviewing children, families and other asylum seekers to document the medical and psychological trauma caused by U.S. policy and Department of Homeland Security mismanagement. And what we’ve found makes it clear: It’s beyond time to end all policies that lead to the detention and separation of children. Our video, produced in partnership with MoveOn, explains why no child belongs in detention. The United States knows how to do this right, and yet the administration made an elective decision to traumatize children. 

“Don’t forget the power of your voice. It does have impact.”

Dr. Scott Allen

Read more in our report, “You Will Never See Your Child Again”: The Persistent Psychological Effects of Family Separation

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