Oct. 20 – “Children and Deportation” Member Brunch

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Member Brunch program:
“Children and Deportation”
with Dr. Martha Uribe
Saturday, October 20, 10 – Noon

$12 – RSVP by Wednesday, October 18 : Joey Porcelli, gortimer@msn.com

Dr. Martha Uribe is Senior Instructor at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, and author of Todos Vamos A Estar Bien (We’re Going to Be Alright).

As many as fifteen thousand children in the United States are placed in foster care due to detainment or deportation of a parent. The placement of children in protective care usually lasts as long as the legal proceedings, which could take months. Teachers have little idea of how to work with children with these kinds of emotional challenges. At present, there is a lack of research on the specific ways that the deportation of a parent shapes the children left behind. What we do know, however, is that the separation of families under these kinds of circumstances is certain to have adverse consequences for newborns, grade-school children, and adolescents alike.