Separating Immigrant Children from Parents

I know I’ve been quiet as of late (so very, very busy) but this article is interesting and has catalysed a good discussion in the comments.
I have been avoiding the news lately as I am one to do when things become difficult in my life and I have to shut out some negative influences so I heard about this issue quite late – essentially once Trump had decided to discontinue these actions. I try not to comment on politics as it’s usually controversial but having experienced inordinate levels of stress and trauma growing up and knowing the effect and changes it has had on me then and as an adult in everything from my views on the world to my methods of processing emotions, I cannot even begin to imagine the suffering these children are experiencing and will experience in circumstances that are five, ten, twenty times worse than my own were.
It is more than reassuring that the majority of what I am reading about this particular issue is centred around recognising the long-term effects of childhood trauma (such as this article) as opposed to a way to push political agenda (though, there is some of that out there but you won’t find it on my blog).
Thank you, Diana.

Myths of the Mirror

This child was not removed from her mother at the border, but her cries demonstrate the stress these children are under even without being separated from their parents. Time Magazine cover.

This isn’t a political blog. and yet there are times when it’s vital to speak out and use whatever platforms we have available. This is such a time.

The US is in the midst of a moral crisis as the Trump Administration continues a border policy that results in the systematic abuse of immigrant children. Many Americans, of both parties and of all faiths and walks of life, are horrified, and we are doing what we can to support these children and their families by sharing our outrage, time, talent, and treasure.

There are some people who insist that these children are just fine. And physically, that may be true. But that comment conveys a lack of understanding about…

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