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Sesame Street and Trauma

'Sesame Street' Characters Are Now Teaching Kids How To Cope With Trauma

This powerful initiative launched by the creators of “Sesame Street,” has the show’s beloved Muppets teaching kids how to cope with trauma and stress.

The video series was launched days after the Las Vegas massacre, Oct 2017. Rosita shows how punching a pillow can help relieve pent-up frustration, and the Count describes how counting helps calm his nerves. Big Bird is seen in one video learning to use his imagination to find his “safe place,” and Elmo shares how he builds blanket forts to seek solace when he’s scared.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=RfIpYplGWQw

The video series is part of a wider Sesame Workshop initiative ― which includes free online reading materials, games and activities in both Spanish and English ― aimed at equipping children, caregivers and social workers with tools to help kids overcome traumatic experiences.

The project was launched days after the massacre in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. It was released the same day that a new federal survey was published showing how almost half of all American children under age 18 have encountered at least one adverse childhood experience, or ACE, in their lifetime. ACEs are defined as stressful or traumatic events, and can include physical or emotional violence, poverty, natural disasters and terrorism.  


Learn more about the “Traumatic Experiences” initiative on the “Sesame Street in Communities” website here.

Original article appeared here https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/sesame-street-trauma_us_59db56b5e4b046f5ad996b2b

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