Boston Globe: We should protect young kids from toxic stress — not inflict it on them

6/22/18- PRESIDENT TRUMP rescinded his own odious policy of separating migrant children from their families. That doesn’t mean the damage inflicted on these kids will soon end.

What they are enduring — isolation, disorder, fear — threatens them far beyond childhood. And the younger the child is, the more harmful and lasting the effects. It’s a phenomenon Kate Barrand witnesses firsthand. As the president and CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children in Roxbury, she often encounters kids under the age of 5 whose uncertain lives are overwhelmed by what’s called “toxic stress.”

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