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Building Resilience in Young Children the Sesame Street Way

  • Geraldine V. Oades-SeseEmail author
  • David Cohen
  • Jedediah W. P. Allen
  • Michael Lewis
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Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Abstract

Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit organization involved with community outreach to support the educational needs of children and to foster healthy, strong families. The Educational Outreach Department creates needs-driven public service initiatives across multiple media platforms, leveraging relationships and distributing materials through a network of strategic partnerships in the United States and internationally. One such initiative is Little Children, BIG Challenges, which provides educators, service providers, families, and young children with the tools and resources necessary to overcome everyday challenges, transitions, and stressful life events. These resilience-enhancing tools and resources maximize the use of multimedia and technology and showcase the lovable Muppets of Sesame Street in various scenarios and specific experiences relevant to military and civilian families.

Keywords

Challenging Situation Emotional Understanding Building Resilience Multimedia Environment Sesame Street 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geraldine V. Oades-Sese
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Cohen
    • 2
  • Jedediah W. P. Allen
    • 1
  • Michael Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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