Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Janet Shapiro was quoted in "The Crisis for Separated Children is Just Beginning" on the website Romper.
From the article:
"These kinds of traumatic stressors—and there’s nothing worse for a child than being forcefully separated from their parents—are associated not only with later social, emotional, and psychological problems, but also with later-in-life increased risks of serious health issues," Janet Shapiro, the Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Center for Child and Family Wellbeing, tells Romper. "In addition to the individual trauma of individual children and families, these kinds of early adversities and traumatic stress raise the risk for physical health problems. This is not a short-term thing for children who’ve been highly traumatized."
Read the full article on Romper.