Dr. Forkey Details the Dangers of Parent-child Separation

Dr. Forkey

In response to illegal immigrant children being separated from their parents, Heather Forkey, MD, chief of the Division of Child Protection and clinical director of the Foster Children Evaluation Service, recently talked with the Telegram & Gazette to explain the dangerous affects separation can have on children. “When kids are separated, that puts them in immediate danger,” she said. She added that when a children’s caregivers aren’t available to help manage a difficult situation, they remain in a constant state of stress. She said this is especially dangerous for children because it is happening at a time when their brains are rapidly developing. Read the article.