September 19, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This Friday, September 20th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Vice Chairwoman of the Committee, will host a conference on Capitol Hill to examine the adverse effect of the Trump Administration’s homeland security policies on children.
The conference will include a panel discussion with experienced health professionals on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the Trump Administration’s policies and proposals - including indefinite detention of children, family separation, and the public charge rule. The panel will also discuss adverse childhood experiences related to natural disasters and migration. The press and the public are invited to attend.
WHAT: Health & Homeland Series: Adverse Impacts of Department of Homeland Security Policies on Children
WHEN: 8:30-10am, Friday, September 20th
WHERE: HVC-201, the Capitol
WHO: Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security
Rep. Lauren Underwood, Vice Chairwoman of the Committee
MODERATOR: Dr. Doris Browne, MD, MPH, 118th President of the National Medical Association
· Joan Kaufman, PhD, Director of Research, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, Kennedy Krieger Institute
· Marshala Lee, MD, MPH, Director, Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership Fund, Christiana Care Health System
· Tameka D. Tunsil, MEd, LPC, CCTP, Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Outpatient Programs, Fairfax County Government
· Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, FAAP, Medical Director of Community Affairs and Population Health in the Child Health Advocacy Institute, Children’s National Health System
Open press. Refreshments will be served.
More info and live video stream available here.
Please RSVP to CHS.RSVP@mail.house.gov.
Media contact: Adam Comis at (202) 225-9978