“Working Through the Trauma: The Emotional Impact of Family Reunification,” by Bobbie Ebony Butts

There are currently a distressing number of children separated from their families, wishing to return home, as well as family members wanting to regain guardianship. Many family members find themselves facing barriers related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and are unable to successfully navigate the family reunification process.

The Family Reunification Equity and Empowerment Project (FREE) is based on a justice-centered narrative that places children first.