Psychiatric, Epigenetic, Legal, and Public Health Challenges Facing Refugee Children: An Integrated Approach
39 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 5, 2018
This article is a companion to the March 23, 2018, Quinnipiac Law Review symposium of the same title. Both article and symposium assess epigenetic inheritance in the context of the refugee experience and posit legal, social, and clinical responses to this potentially multi-generational crisis. Part I of this article contextualizes the worldwide refugee crisis. Part II assesses the legal challenges facing refugee children. Part III discusses the neurological challenges facing refugee children and the potential for epigenetic inheritance. Part IV discusses the mental health needs of refugee children and suggests clinical Interventions for the children and families. Part V offers concluding observations.
Keywords: refugees, epigenetics, immigration, asylum, mental health
JEL Classification: l18, l31, K33,
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