Associate Professor Lisa Berlin is quoted in a PBS Nova Next story that looked at the "Psychological Damage Inflicted By Parent-Child Separation is Deep, Long-Lasting."
“When a child sees a parent frightened, it is extremely threatening,” said Lisa Berlin, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and co-author on a study published in 2011 examining the effects of mother-child separation on children under two years old. Regarding that study, Berlin notes that some of the participants experienced planned separations that were done “in an orderly way.” By contrast, she says, “this is chaos.”
Berlin also published a paper with SSW doctoral alum Allison West. Citation: West, A. L., Berlin, L.J., & Jones Harden, B. (2018). Occupational stress and wellbeing among Early Head Start home visitors: A mixed methods study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 44, 288-303.
In addition, Berlin also presented "Improving Early Head Start’s impacts on parenting through attachment-based intervention: A community-based randomized trial. In L. Berlin (Chair), Addressing “toxic stress” in the context of Early Head Start: New findings from the Buffering Toxic Stress Research Consortium. Symposium held at the National Research Conference for Early Childhood, Arlington, VA.