Help is all around even on Sesame Street!

I love reading about new resources for families and children who have experienced trauma. NPR recently did an article highlighting a new program that uses the Sesame Street characters to highlight the importance of having a safe place, expressing your feelings, and learning how to relax. The website offers handouts that kids can color on, short YouTube Videos, and lots of good information for parents. I have used it now with several kids and it's a nice change from the typical material I use in session. Seeing the characters act out some of the same struggles my kids deal with is always a nice way to normalize what they are experiencing and remind them that they are not alone in this struggle. 

 Check out Sesame Street in Communities, click on Topics and navigate to Traumatic Experiences.