For Traumatized Children, An Offer of Help From The Muppets

“Sesame is better known for teaching preschoolers letters and numbers. But those familiar furry characters are also taking on tougher topics”

For children growing up with Childhood (CDV) and other Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACE’s), seeing their favorite TV characters process “big feelings” (such as anger, anxiety, and sadness) can help them learn by example to cope better. These healthy coping mechanisms are exactly what Sesame Street is trying to instill in pre-school-aged children with their new initiative, Sesame Street in Communities.

Free online resources that are tailored to young children are available to caregivers to help facilitate conversations in an age-appropriate and productive way. These “workshops” include videos and color-able printouts with vital information.

To learn more, see this NPR article.

Source: NPR

Written by brianfmartin

Founder and CEO, The Childhood Domestic Violence Association Brian is a marketing entrepreneur and one of the 40 million adults in the US alive today who grew up living with domestic violence in their childhood home. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller, INVINCIBLE, executive producer of the award-winning documentary, The Children Next Door, and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated children’s program, Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home.

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