FADAA echoes a recent statement provided by the The National Council of Behavioral Health on the separation of children from their parents. FADAA is a National Council member organization and we are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people throughout the country and helping individuals access comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery.
We share the deep concerns of many Americans regarding the separation policy that has resulted in thousands of children being split from their parents entering the U.S. along the Mexican border. As an organization dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of our communities, we must speak out when children and families are being exposed to unnecessary and potentially irreversible trauma. Trauma - especially in childhood - yields a lifetime of negative effects and it is our responsibility to do all that we can to prevent trauma. Children should not be detained, and families belong together.