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Sesame Street Addresses Children of Incarcerated Parents

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Fathers Incorporated

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The number of children with an incarcerated parent has increased nearly 80% in the past 20 years. Nearly 2.7 million children have a parent in state or federal prison, yet few resources exist to support young children and families coping with this life-changing circumstance. Children need tools to express emotions, while their caregivers need help maintaining routines and establishing age-appropriate communication around incarceration. Providing adults and children with coping strategies and additional emotional resources can help them feel comforted and secure throughout this difficult time.

Sesame Street presents released is newest project; Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, an educational outreach initiative for families with children (ages 3 – 8) who are coping with a parent’s incarceration. Our resources provide talking points and tools to help families manage the changes resulting from this situation and to find comfort in one another. Join our guest Lynn Chwatsky;