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Deportation and Child Trauma: Fatima Avelica's Story [4 min - Fostering Media Connections]

On February 28th, 2017, Fatima Avelica witnessed and captured her father being detained by immigration officers while on her way to school. As immigration arrests rise more families risk enduring traumatic and destabilizing experiences like Fatima's.

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Heartbreaking. We will definitely start seeing the trauma effects that result from deportation. Even if there is no alternative to deportation, are there some protocols that can be implemented in order to minimize trauma? Just wondering what would a "trauma informed" deportation process look like?

 

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