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Children being separated from their parents at the border experience toxic stress — intense, repetitive or prolonged adversity without an adult’s intervention — a situation that’s usually seen when a child is placed in an orphanage, survives a natural disaster or lives in poverty, a war zone or a refugee camp.

Children being separated from their parents at the border experience toxic stress -- intense, repetitive or prolonged adversity without an adult’s intervention -- a situation that’s usually seen when a child is placed in an orphanage, survives a natural disaster or lives in poverty, a war zone or a refugee camp.

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From the article: How The Toxic Stress Of Family Separation Can Harm A Child

Children being separated from their parents at the border experience toxic stress — intense, repetitive or prolonged adversity without an adult's intervention — a situation that's usually seen when a child is placed in an orphanage, survives a natural disaster or lives in poverty, a war zone or a refugee camp.

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