Constructed of paper towel tubes, broken boxes, and egg cartons, Micah's cardboard tank spoke volumes. His dad, who had been deployed to Afghanistan, was home now. But Micah's fears still haunted him
As one of many children served by The Home Again Project, Micah benefits from music, art, drama, and creative activities that help him express anxieties. The project is the legacy of Chicago School Clinical Psychology Assistant Professor Ted Rubenstein whose untimely death came shortly after launching the program. Home Again serves military families grappling with overseas deployment. It's a powerful experience for soldiers' children and for Chicago School students working on the project. "The kids we see are at all different stages of willingness to talk," says Drew Gleitzmann, a second-year Clinical Psy.D. student who has worked with many students, including Micah. "Some won't admit to their fears, while I've had six-year-olds say 'I'm afraid Daddy will die.'"
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