Sesame Streets Edu-Kit for Kids with Parents in Jail

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In Amerika haben sie mittlerweile so dermaßen viele Leute im Knast sitzen, dass sich die Sesamstraße genötigt fühlt, ein Kit für Eltern und Lehrer herauszubringen, dass Kindern die Sache mit den Gefängnissen erklärt. Only in America!

Nearly seven million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.; more than two million of them are in a jail or prison. If you want to know what those numbers mean for the American family, consider this: The makers of Sesame Street decided to design and release an educational kit titled "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration."

The kit is "an educational outreach initiative for families with children (ages 3 – 8) who are coping with a parent’s incarceration." Can you imagine telling a five-year-old about prison? "Our resources," say Sesame Streeters, "provide talking points and tools to help families manage the changes resulting from this situation and to find comfort in one another."

Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration