Message from SRCD President Kenneth Dodge and Executive Director Laura Namy regarding child well-being at the U.S.-Mexico Border


Separation of children from families at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, and the welfare of children is being compromised.  The trauma of separation can have lasting effects.  The scientific evidence is clear that separation of children from their families, particularly under circumstances such as those occurring today at the U.S.-Mexico border, is harmful to children’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We urge that families be allowed to remain together.

Learn more about the research on the impacts of separation and deportation practices on children and families:

Kenneth Dodge, President, SRCD and Laura L. Namy, Executive Director, SRCD