Carola Suárez-Orozco: Science Proves Long-Term Damage of Family Separations

Scholar on migration of children and youth co-authors SRCD evidence brief illustrating mental health risks for families separated by detention.

UCLA Professor of Education Carola Suárez-Orozco is one of the co-authors of an evidence brief titled, “The Science is Clear: Separating Families has Long-term Damaging Psychological and Health Consequences for Children, Families, and Communities,” published by the Society for Research in Child Development.

Professor Suárez-Orozco, who was trained as clinical psychologist and co-directs the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA,  has found that separation during the immigration process poses an increased mental health risk for children.

Suárez-Orozco is a Professor of Human Development and Psychology. She is the co-founder of Re-Imagining Migration, a project supported by the Ford Foundation.

To read the evidence brief by the Society for Research in Child Development, click here. Professor Suárez-Orozco has also recently been interviewed by and The Wall Street Journal.