Lengthy Detention Of Migrant Children May Create Lasting Trauma, Say Researchers

When children are held for long periods away in detention centers, such as this center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas, they may suffer psychological harm.

The Trump administration is trying to legalize indefinite detention of migrant families. But detention can be emotionally crushing for kids, leading to long-term mental health problems like PTSD.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

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