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September 18, 2019

Committee on Homeland Security to Host Conference Examining Adverse Impacts of DHS Policies on Children

(WASHINGTON) – This Friday, September 20th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Vice Chairwoman of the Committee, will host a conference on Capitol Hill to examine the adverse effect of the Trump Administration’s homeland security policies on children. 

The conference 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 press and the public are invited to attend.

Event details:

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

WHEN: 8:30-10am, Friday, September 20th

WHERE: HVC- 201, the Capitol

WHO:  Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security

            Rep. Lauren Underwood, Vice Chairwoman of the Committee on Homeland Security 

MODERATOR: Dr. Doris Browne, MD, MPH, 118th President of the National Medical Association


  • Joan Kaufman, PhD, Director of Research, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, 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

Open press. Refreshments will be served.

More info and live video stream available here.

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Press Contact

Adam Comis at (202) 225-9978