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.
Caregiver Workshop: Taking Care of Yourself
Caregivers can take better care of children when they have support from friends, family, and community.
ArtMaker: Draw It Out! Incarceration
Help a child express themselves through drawing activities.
Little Children, Big Feelings
Use these strategies to help a child open up about their feelings.
Something to Count On
Caring adults and predictable daily activities will help a child feel safe.
Learn great ways to help keep an incarcerated parent connected to their child.
Ask Me Anything
Telling children the truth goes a long way toward building trust and healing.