The forced separation of families at U.S. borders is creating a crushing emotional crisis for thousands of families and family members. Some of these individuals have been directly affected by these separations; others will be living in fear that the separations will affect them and their own families in some way in the near future. All of these children and adults will be dealing with the mental health trauma resulting from this inhumane action for the rest of their lives.
Resources Available to ACA Members Only
The ACA Center for Counseling Practice, Policy, and Research offers Practice Briefs for ACA members. Practice Briefs, written by scholars in the counseling profession, are research-based summaries of best practices, evidence-based practices, and research-based approaches covering a wide variety of client-presenting issues and counseling topics. Each Practice Brief is several pages in length, includes references, and has been peer-reviewed by two co-editors before being accepted for publication. The Practice Briefs available to members include:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Youth
Treating Anxiety Disorders in Youth
Separation Anxiety Disorders