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Health & Homeland Series: Adverse Impacts of Department of Homeland Security Policies on Children

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 Time: 08:30 AM Location: HVC-201, the Capitol Issue: Health, Border Security & Immigration

A conference to examine the adverse effect of the Trump Administration’s homeland security policies on children. It will include a panel discussion with experienced health professionals on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the Trump Administration’s policies and proposals - including indefinite detention of children, family separation, and the public charge rule. The panel will also discuss adverse childhood experiences related to natural disasters and migration. 

The event is sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Lauren Underwood, Vice Chairwoman of the Committee on Homeland Security 


  • Joan Kaufman, PhD, Director of Research, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Marshala Lee, MD, MPH, Director, Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership Fund, Christiana Care Health System
  • Tameka D. Tunsil, MEd, LPC, CCTP, Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Outpatient Programs, Fairfax County Government
  • Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, FAAP, Medical Director of Community Affairs and Population Health in the Child Health Advocacy Institute, Children’s National Health System


  • Dr. Doris Browne, Past President of the National Medical Association
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