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Helping Children Cope with an Incarcerated Parent

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Why does Jada bring her uncle to parent night at school instead of her Mom or Dad? What does Alex say when his friends ask him why his Dad can't help them build a car for a race they want to have?

The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. “Sesame Street” has a wealth of resources to help parents and caregivers know what to say, how to say it and ways to comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments.

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Visit sesamestreet.org/toolkits/incarceration to watch videos, get tips on talking to the children in your life, and find activities to help children better understand their emotions.

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Resources for Caregivers:

For Caregivers: Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Storybook: In My Family
Activity: My Super Stars
Activity: How Am I Feeling
Activity: My Morning Routine
Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Resources for Childcare Providers:

For Caregivers: Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Storybook: In My Family
Tips for Incarcerated Parents
Activity: My Super Stars
Activity: How Am I Feeling
Activity: My Morning Routine

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With your love and support, your children can get through anything that comes their way.

Visit sesamestreet.org/toolkits/incarcerationfor the entire “Sesame Street” toolkit to help you with the changes your child is going through.