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I have seen Dr Gurri (Yellow Ribbon Cadre Speaker and Psychologist) do a session with the kids to discuss their fears and anger for deployments; parents were invited to come up and join their kids for these sessions. The childcare provider facilitated the time for each age group. As a group, the kids really open up and the parents were thankful to open the discussion up and hear what their children thought or feared. The kids seemed relieved that other kids were experiencing the same fears.

—Deborah (Deb) Mears, OSD/RA , Office of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Yellow Ribbon Specialist