RAPID RESPONSE TALK

Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating (and Reconnecting) Children and Parents: Implications for Families on the Border

Zero to Thrive aims to translate research and to engage communities and the university in conversation regarding issues of critical relevance to families with young children facing adversity. In July of 2018, Zero to Thrive co-sponsored, together with the University of Michigan Center For Human Growth & Development, a Rapid Response Talk (7/11/18), titled: “Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating (and Reconnecting) Children and Parents: Implications for Families on the Border.” This panel presentation and discussion included faculty from Michigan Medicine and the U-M School of Law, and focused on current research and policy considerations of relevance to children and families on the border.

“We think that we’ve made the family whole again by simply bringing them back together and letting them go on with their lives, when the reality is that there’s a lot of work that still needs to be done.”

VIVEK SANKARAN, JD, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL


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