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While Caribbean "barrel children" typically receive money and goods, they often lack the... more »
posted 08/24/18
The Carribean children left behind after parents migrate can suffer from depression, low self... more »
posted 07/13/17

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"The longer apart these children are from their parents, the more trauma sets in,” said Andrea Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based social worker from Barbados. Nor does family reunification alone fix the damage.
In more than 30 interviews over six months with children, teachers, mental health professionals and parents, a reporter explored how parental migration from the Caribbean effects the well-being of children throughout their lives.