Given what we know based on research, separating children from their parents is a life long harmful event. According to attachment theory, children with insecure attachment styles developed from events like this, grow up feeling greater anxiety towards closeness and are unable to trust the world. This is not just happening to them, but to all of us. As a consequence, this creates fragmented societies which also means increased addictions to fill the void. “Dozens of parents are being split from their children each day — the children labeled “unaccompanied minors” and sent to government custody or foster care, the parents labeled criminals and sent to jail.
Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks of that window — April 18 to May 31 — indicating that at present, an average of 45 children are being taken from their parents each day.” #carolinapataky #belove #keepfamiliestogether #endfamilydetention #familesbelongtogether #stopseparatingfamilies #wakeup #collectivehealing