Sesame Street is Helping Families in Financial Trouble Face the Tough Questions

Outreach-Brochure---Families-Stand-Together-1Elmo, the iconic Sesame Street Muppet asks, “Why isn’t mommy at work today?”

That’s a tough question from a Muppet; it’s even tougher from a small child whose parents are in danger of losing their home..

Sesame Street has launched the “Families Stand Together” initiative to help families find ways to address that and many other questions as even many middle class families struggle with the stress and uncertainty in the wake of one of the most prolonged economic downturns since the Great Depression.  The bilingual multimedia kit includes a DVD, a storybook, and a caregiver’s handbook with advice about spending time as a family, practical ways to stay afloat, and answering children’s questions, such as:

Q. Why do we have to move?

A. Because we don’t have as much money to pay for our house. Remember, a house is not a home. Home is where our family is.

 According to Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, vice president of Outreach and Educational Practices at Sesame Workshop, “Families Stand Together provides positive strategies and models behavior for parents and care providers to support the entire family during insecure times. The strategies are also designed so that they can be easily integrated into families’ everyday routines.”

Major support provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support provided by BNY Mellon.

http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/toughtimes

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Foreclosure Prevention. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s