The ACLU is spot on here. Trump jailing and separating children from their families has caused real human destruction. The consequences of this heinous act by Donald Trump and his cronies will last a lifetime for many and devastate families.
Decades of research have concluded that child separation is connected to long term trauma. According to Johanna Bick, a psychology professor who studies this subject, there is no greater threat to a child’s emotional well-being than being separated from family:
Decades of research have concluded that children traumatically separated from their parents have a high likelihood of developing emotional problems, cognitive delays and long-term trauma. More recent studies have found that separation can impair memory and normal production of cortisol, a hormone produced in response to stress.