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June 20, 2018
" When a child is exposed to chronic trauma, in these cases separation from a parent to an environment that's unacceptable, they're unable to actually function the child's brain remains in this heightened pattern. Remaining in this heightened state can change the emotional, behavioral and cognitive function of the child in order to maintain and promote survival," said Assmeblymember Ellen Jaffee as she speaks up for the children who've been torn from their families during the Keep Families Together press conference today on the Million Dollar Staircase. #KeepFamiliesTogether