Earlier this year, a fuzzy green Muppet, named Karli, was introduced. Karli is in foster care because her mother is in recovery. When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to start important conversations and answer children’s questions. Resources have been added to Sesame Street in Communities to help break down the stigma of addiction a help families cope with the challenges of addiction together. Sesame Street in Communities, is an initiative which provides online resources to parents, teachers, caregivers, and other caring adults to help explain difficult issues to children and comfort children and guide them through difficult moments.
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