Psychiatric, Epigenetic, Legal, and Public Health Challenges Facing Refugee Children: An Integrated Approach

39 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2018

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W. John Thomas

Quinnipiac University School of Law

Dorothy Stubbe

Yale University - Child Study Center

Date Written: July 5, 2018

Abstract

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,

Suggested Citation

Thomas, W. John and Stubbe, Dorothy, Psychiatric, Epigenetic, Legal, and Public Health Challenges Facing Refugee Children: An Integrated Approach (July 5, 2018). Quinnipiac Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3208896

W. John Thomas (Contact Author)

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Dorothy Stubbe

Yale University - Child Study Center

New Haven, CT 06520
United States

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