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Op-Ed in Washington Times from James A. Coan, Ph.D.

30 July 2018

James A. Coan, Ph.D. wrote a very powerful Op-Ed in the Washington Post titled The Trump administration is committing violence against childrenwhich lays out the developmental neuroscientists’ argument against the policy of separating children from their parents.

Coan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and known for the “Why We Hold Hands” TEDx presentation and Social Baseline Theory.

The conversations that informed the Op Ed with Nim Tottenham, Ph.D., Jude Cassidy, Ph.D., Megan Gunnar, Ph.D., Dylan Gee, Ph.D., and Charles Nelson appear in longer format on James Coan’s Podcast The Circle of Willis, Episode titled Children at the Border.

You can read the DDPI Board response to the separating of parents and children here.


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