Early Childhood: Immigration and Trauma 

***This page is frequently updated.***

Recent changes in immigration policy are presenting new and intense challenges to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families, and the teachers and programs that work with them. Families and programs are experiencing increased trauma due to the immigration climate. With funding from the Irving Harris Foundation, the BUILD Initiative is organizing a series of webinars and blogs in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy for providers, state policy leaders, and advocates.


  • Click here to access all of the blogs in the Immigration and Trauma Series. 


  • Overview to Immigration Policy and Trauma
  • Impacts of immigration trauma on the health and development of young children
  • Trauma informed approach to working with providers and families
  • Promising practices and strategies for policy and legislation
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