we’ve seen the images but doctor say their concern is what we can’t see a child’s brain can be physically Changed by the trauma of Separation removing children from their parents and then placing them in the temporary care interfering with brain development according to psychologist everyday apart can make a difference experience is one of the largest risk factors for a host of mental health problems later on in trouble sleeping just Michigan foster mom who doesn’t want to be identified describes the impact on immigrant children she’s cared for awesome waking up with sweating or crying out dealing with straps confusion and questions when am I going to see my daddy and I want to be home with my mom and that was repeated over and over and over the center and says volunteers are not allowed to physically come for children we don’t agree with it and sometimes the kids do Wrap themselves around our legs researchers compare it to what they once in Romanian orphanages those children some separated from their parents for years later score lower on IQ tests and often suffered anxiety depression and attention deficit disorder we see actually reduction in the size of their brain as a function of how long they spent in this fireman mini now worried that could be the future here if reunification doesn’t come soon Kristen Dahlgren NBC News New York working on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlightsDoctors and psychologists say that removing children from their parents is a risk factor for mental and physical health problems in adulthood.
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