Babies at the Border

As debate continues about how families at the border should be treated, ZERO TO THREE brings decades of research and expertise in child development to focus on impacts on the youngest children.

At the very foundation of babies’ development, intense trauma almost inevitably creates physiological damage to their brains and emotional damage that they will carry into the future – particularly if their needs are not met appropriately and immediately. Out of deep concern for young children, families, and the future of our country, ZERO TO THREE stands in strong, informed opposition to any practice that causes trauma and long-term harm to children.

READ: ZERO TO THREE’s Three Priorities for Babies at the Border