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Sesame Street in Communities

The Big Idea: There are lots of resilience-building strategies for kids and families who are facing the feelings and changes brought on by a parent’s incarceration.

Coping With Incarceration

Coping With Incarceration Time: 10 min


Consider these key strategies as you support children and families coping with incarceration, and preview some of Sesame Street’s research-based resources—such as videos and a storybook—on the topic. Sometimes a furry, friendly Muppet’s explanation of a tough topic is just what kids need.