How separation harms kids’ brains

Why would anyone deliberately separate a child from a parent or caregiver, unless confident that the child would otherwise be in danger?

Every judge or decision-maker responsible for making decisions about children and where they live needs to watch this video and get up-to-date with the science – not to mention, common knowledge – of how separating children from one or both parents can cause lifelong harm.

We did it with indigenous families in North America, Australia and around the globe. And many government institutions continue the practice, one way or another, to this day.