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Grady Osten-Garner, Ph.D., Core Faculty, Military Clinical Psychology
Dr. Grady Osten-Garner Interviewed in Chicago Tribune on 'Urban Warriors' Program with YMCA

"For 12 weeks at a time, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is pairing kids from one of the Chicago neighborhoods on edge with people who know well the struggle of surviving a dangerous place: military veterans who fought in the nation's two most recent wars. Youths from Little Village [are] part of the pilot Urban Warriors run by the YMCA and the Adler University. The program is part of a broader effort by the Y to focus on treating mental and emotional wounds that youths growing up in Chicago's more fractured communities suffer."

In this front-page feature, the Chicago Tribune talks with those involved with the program, including Grady Osten-Garner, Ph.D., a retired U.S. Army Reserve Captain, and Core Faculty and Coordinator of the Adler University's Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Military Clinical Psychology track.

The story has been picked up by additional media outlets including the Baltimore Sun and the Hartford Courant. Click here to read "Veterans help Chicago teens through 'war' times."

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