Displacement and Resettlement Subtopics
These resources are available in multiple languages.
Resources in Ukrainian
Resources in Pashto
Resettling after conflict or crisis can be a long, challenging process. Families can use our resources in Pashto for support.
Resources in Dari
Resettling after conflict or crisis can be a long, challenging process. Families can use our resources in Dari for support.
Resources in Arabic
After a traumatic event, children can be overwhelmed with big feelings. your care to help them process can make a huge difference. See our resources in Arabic on Ahlansimsim.org for support.
Elmo and Wes Help a Displaced Family Resettle
Families can find strength in their own stories and begin a hopeful new chapter.
Providers, explore these resources to become familiar with a variety of activities and resources you might share with families in your care.
For Providers: Supporting Families During Resettlement
Families resettling in the United States will need tremendous support. Your caring presence and offering of simple strategies and helpful resources can make a real difference.
A Guide for Families Affected by Crisis and Displacement
Your caring presence, paired with playful learning activities, can help families gain important skills to help them as they settle in to their new or for-now home. This guide includes information and activities to help you offer comfort and facilitate learning in the families you work with.
There’s a place for you on Sesame Street! Explore these resources to practice saying hello and learn strategies to calm and comfort children.
In the coming weeks, months, and years, you and your children will have lots of opportunities to meet new people.
During tough times and stressful situations, children may feel as if their world has been turned upside down.
Welcome to Sesame Street Activity Pages
These printable activity pages can help young children (and adults!) find comfort while practicing new skills and “meeting” new friends from Sesame Street.
Even though many things have changed and will continue to change, there are some things that will always stay the same. These resources offer a few simple strategies that may help your family feel more secure and united in the midst of big changes.
Big changes can make children feel uneasy. Learning new things is one thing that can help children feel confident.
Understanding and Explaining Change
Your family has already experienced many changes, and change may continue to be a big part of your family’s story.
What Changes? What Stays the Same?
Big changes can be scary for everyone, but there are things you can do to help.
Even in challenging times, there are things to celebrate—including yourself and your family. These resources offer ways to help your child develop that skill, and build confidence along the way.
Happy to be Me
Even in challenging times, there are things to celebrate—including yourself and your family.
Use these playful ideas below to help boost children’s confidence.
I Am Somebody
Printable, cut-apart affirmation cards that build confidence, self worth, and a strong sense of identity.
Children and adults can learn coping strategies and resilience-building techniques to help lessen the effects of traumatic experiences. These resources offer ideas to help you and your child cope with difficult or traumatic situations.
Giving Yourself a Hug
Giving yourself a hug is one coping strategy that can help children rebuild a sense of safety.
Practicing Comfort Strategies
Practice these strategies with young children (remember, they work for grown-ups, too!), then talk about other ways you can feel calm, safe, and comforted.
Understanding and expressing feelings is another important coping skill for children and adults.
Calm Down and Slow it Down
Big changes or difficult situations can leave children feeling agitated, drained, or scared.
Learning can be a source of comfort and confidence. These resources can help you get started right away…playfully!
Resettling means learning new routines, languages, rules, and so much more. Learning together can help families forge unique bonds that can help them through future challenges.
Learning New Things
Learning can be a source of comfort and confidence.
I know my letters and numbers!
Printables to help children learn their letters and numbers.
This interactive artmaker helps promote development through art.
Feeling a sense of belonging takes time. Encouraging family togetherness, curiosity, and confidence can help. These resources offer ideas to boost your family’s sense of togetherness, curiosity, and confidence.
Belonging: A Place for You
It can take some time to feel at home in a new place. Children (and adults) will need to be patient and persistent.
Settling In and Reaching Out
Establishing a sense of belonging in your new or “for-now” community will take time.
Sesame Friends Coloring Page
Creative self-expression can be a great way to show how you feel, using no words at all.
Estos materiales están disponibles en Español. ¡Déles un vistazo!
Tú perteneces aquí: Un lugar para ustedes
Puede tomar tiempo sentirse como en casa en un lugar nuevo. Los niños (y los padres) deberán ser pacientes y persistentes.
Reasentarse y pedir ayuda
Establecer un sentido de pertenencia en su comunidad nueva o “por ahora” tomará tiempo.
Discover more resources for parents, caregivers, and providers.
Little ones need lots of help from caring adults to grow and thrive. We offer calming strategies on comforting and providing nurturing touch, all of which are required for healthy brain development!
Bringing children joyful, research-based education in their earliest years, when we know we can have the biggest impact.
When you help children to understand and express their emotions, you help them grow and thrive.