Children in Crisis at the Southern Border Children in Crisis at the Southern Border NOV 19, 2019 6:00 PM Brooks Hall Come join the Wilson Journal in Brooks Hall to hear Batten Professor Lucy Bassett discuss the needs of families and children seeking asylum at the U.S./Mexico border. Light refreshments and free copies of this semester's journal will be provided. Lucy Bassett Prior to joining the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Lucy Bassett was an Education Specialist and a Social Protection Specialist at the World Bank, where she focused on education, social protection, nutrition, and early childhood development. She has also worked on those thematic areas at UNICEF, the World Food Programme, Save the Children, and the International Food Policy Research Institute. Read full bio Related Content Lucy Bassett Our Immigration Policy Has Done Terrible Damage to Kids News In an op-ed for Scientific American, Batten's Lucy Bassett and co-author Hirokazu Yoshikawa outline immediate steps the Biden-Harris administration should take to begin addressing the trauma inflicted upon children through inhumane immigration policies. Opinion: Now is the time to prioritize mental health News It is estimated that only 2% of people around the world have access to mental health and psychosocial support, or MHPSS. The question is, will COVID-19 offer us a chance to change this? Batten’s Kirsten Gelsdorf and Lucy Bassett provide critical insights into the barriers to progress in MHPSS interventions, and identify opportunities to prioritize and invest in new programs going forward.