“Coming Home” on PBS April 1

Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change

Tune in to PBS on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 8 p.m. to join Queen Latifah, John Mayer, and your Sesame Street friends for “Coming Home: Military Families Cope With Change.” This family television special tells the stories of military families coping with the challenges and impact of combat-related injuriesboth visible (such as the loss of a limb) and invisible (such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury).

Join these families as they recount their heroic struggles and discover the remarkable resiliency that sets them on the path to finding a “new normal.” With help from Elmo, Rosita, and the Sesame Street friends, “Coming Home” gives voice to children as they play a central role in the family’s adjustment process, and encourages them to be what they are: kids. The program also features coping strategies and powerful real stories aimed to help these families and others find ways to be there for each other.