Trauma Expert Jeanne Felter Says Children Separated from Parents Subjected to Toxic Stress: NBC10, KYW Newsradio

The policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border can produce “toxic levels of stress in childhood [that] can compromise brain development and it can lead to long-term negative psychological and physical outcomes for kids,” Jeanne Felter, PhD, director of Jefferson’s Community and Trauma Counseling Program, said in interviews this week with NBC10 and KYW Newsradio.

“This is no way a positive thing for children,” Felter said.

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