Steve Hicks School of Social Work

TED Talk with Dean Luis H. Zayas

Public Service
Age group: Middle/Junior High School, High School

How does psychological trauma affect children’s developing brains? In this powerful TED talk, Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis H. Zayas discusses his work with refugees and asylum-seeking families at the US-Mexico border. What emerges is a stunning analysis of the long-term impact of the US’s controversial detention and child separation policies — and practical steps for how the country can do better.