Zippy's Video of the Week: Child Refugees and Trauma
"What do you say to an 8-year-old child of undocumented immigrant parents?" The fear of deportation or family separation can be harmful to a child's emotional development and children who are caught in the middle may suffer trauma as a result of the immigration process.
Child Trends, a U.S. research organization dedicated to addressing policies pertaining to children, youth, and families, recently launched an initiative to create video news reports (in English and Spanish) on child development research and distribute them to the general public through television networks and other news media.
In the video below you'll meet child refugees "Ana" and her younger sister. For more, including a Q&A with Dr. David Murphey on immigration, and how parents can alleviate the stress and trauma that it causes, please visit the Child Trends website.