The National Association of Independent Schools joins the voices of education associations, faith groups, doctors, psychologists, and others across the country expressing concern over the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border. As a community of schools committed to the long-term health and well-being of children, we urge lawmakers to consider the grave consequences separation can have on a child’s development. According to Dr. Colleen Kraft, head of the American Academy of Pediatrics, “This type of trauma can be long-lasting, and it’s difficult to recover from this. We know very young children go on to not develop their speech, not develop their language, not develop their gross and fine motor skills, and wind up with developmental delays.”
NAIS asks that you join us to urge Congress and the administration to discontinue family separation immediately and to protect the most vulnerable among us: our children. You can use the NAIS Action Center below to send messages with just a few clicks.
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