‘Sesame Street’ to create more videos for kids affected by addiction (Scripps News)

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    ‘Sesame Street’ to create more videos for kids affected by addiction – By Taylor O’Bier (Scripps News) / Dec 6, 2023

    Videos and other content were created that show Karli and other popular characters, like Elmo, discussing her mom’s sickness and learning to cope.

    Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the famous children’s show “Sesame Street,” received over $800,000 in grant money from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to continue creating videos and other resources that help young children who live with someone who has a substance use disorder.

    Back in 2019, the organization created a “Sesame Street” muppet character named Karli whose mom is dealing with addiction. Videos and other content were created that show Karli and other popular characters, like Elmo, discussing her mom’s sickness and learning to cope.

    Each video includes discussion topics and questions parents can use as a guide for relating it to their own lives after watching.

    Sesame Workshop said the resources it created deliver the words children in these households need to hear most, “You are not alone. You will be taken care of. Addiction is a sickness and, as with any sickness, people need help to get better. And most importantly: It’s not your fault.”

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