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CSWA - Good News on Minor Immigrant Confidentiality Violations - 3-4-20

05 Mar 2020 11:57 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

As you know, CSWA has been calling attention to the unethical and damaging practice of ICE and ORR asking therapists to violate the privacy of minor immigrants.

Thanks to the many letters sent to members of Congress by CSWA members and others and the letter sent by the Mental Health Liaison Group, which CSWA signed, Congress is taking action to stop these egregious actions.  Today the Washington Post published an article describing the ways in which Congress intends to stop this practice which can be found at https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/bill-would-end-practice-of-using-confidential-therapy-notes-against-detained-migrant-children/2020/03/04/0ab73d52-5e46-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html

The MHLG letter which was sent to Congress can be found at https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2020/02/confidentiality-immigration-letter.pdf .

CSWA will keep you apprised of the progress of bills which will prevent confidentiality violations as it evolves.

This is very good news!

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