The Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives and CHOP PolicyLab are holding a free seminar on February 21st concerning the impact of the ongoing border crisis on migrant children and their families. Thousands of migrant children have been separated from their families at the US-Mexico border, creating a public health emergency with both immediate and long-term ramifications. Dr. Colleen Kraft, immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will discuss the public health toll of this crisis and will address the trauma and toxic stress associated with family separation, the ongoing threats to the safety of unaccompanied minors, and the policy options available to address the health and social needs of traumatized children.
Date: February 21st, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall
3417 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104