Rapid Response Talks

CHGD recently launched a new initiative called “Rapid Response Talks” (RRTs). Our goal for these talks is to provide a review of research evidence relevant to current issues that arise in the public sector and are of significant relevance to children’s health and well-being. The talks are open to the University community as well as to the general public.

We are very eager to be rapidly responsive to issues that arise in the media that are relevant to children. We would love to hear from you about ideas that come up for RRTs as the news emerges! Please contact CHGD Assistant Director, Lindsey Mitchell, at with any suggestions.

July 11, 2018
RRT co-sponsored with Zero to Thrive

Topic: Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating (and Reconnecting) Children and Parents: Implications for Families on the Border

Watch the video or read the talk summary report


  • Kate Rosenblum, PhD
    Professor of Psychiatry; Obstetrics & Gynecology, Michigan Medicine
  • Jacek Debiec, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, Michigan Medicine
  • Arash Javanbakht, MD
    Director of Stress, Trauma and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC)Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State UniversityAdjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Michigan Medicine
  • Vivek S. Sankaran, JD
    Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Read the report summarizing talk highlights and implications here