Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children: Tips for Current Caregivers

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The relationship with a parent is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. Separations from parents and siblings— especially under sudden, chaotic, or unpredictable circumstances such as those related to war, refugee, immigration, or detention experiences—may lead children to develop depression, anxiety, or separation-related traumatic stress symptoms. This tip sheet for current caregivers and others provides information to help address the needs of immigrant and refugee children who have experienced traumatic separation

Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child Wellbeing, Youth Wellbeing
Resource Type: Tip Sheet
Date: June 25, 2018
Language(s): English, Spanish
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): NCTSN

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