Webinar: Children in Detention: Critical Clinical, Legal, Policy, and Human Rights Issues for Health Professionals

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Date: September 25, 2019 – 11am PST/2pm EST

Thousands of children seeking refuge from life-threatening danger in their home countries have been detained by U.S. immigration authorities, and in some cases, separated from their parents and caregivers. This urgent webinar, sponsored by the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA) and presented by colleagues from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) addresses the clinical, mental health, policy, legal, and human rights issues faced by detained migrant children and their caregivers. Particular attention will be paid to how participants can harness their own professional training and standing to become more involved in both direct service and advocacy, in order to address what many consider to be an urgent humanitarian crisis and a deliberate assault on human rights.

Cory Shindel,
Deputy Director of Policy Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Tamar Magarik Haro, Senior Director, Federal and State Advocacy at American Academy of Pediatrics
Suzan Song, MD MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Division of Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry, George Washington University

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