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Sesame Workshop Launches New Resources to Help Children and Families Build a Lifelong Foundation of Resilience | News

MINNETONKA, Minnesota–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 20, 2022–

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind sesame street, is launching new bilingual resources, made possible by UnitedHealthcare, to help children build resilience and thrive in their communities. New Sesame Street in Communities content includes a comprehensive course to help providers and caregivers implement new resilience resources with the children they serve, helping them build happy and healthy communities together.

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Available in English and Spanish, the new set of resources is free for all parents and providers at sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/resilience and includes:

  • The paths of resilience — an online course designed to help providers, including healthcare workers, educators, and housing and social service providers, implement new resilience resources. This course highlights the crucial role providers play in the lives of young children and families, while equipping them with tools and new ideas to foster their professional development.
  • Three new resilience storybooks featuring sesame street Muppets Karli, Lily and Alex: the first, Dash Monster, with Karli, it’s about coping with change; looking for special introduces Lily and teaches confidence; Bounce with Alex encourages the practice of perseverance – three key ingredients for building resilience.
  • New print versions of monster moments storybooks on celebrating milestones, including tips for parents and caregivers.

Beyond creating resilience resources, Sesame Workshop recognizes the importance of providing comfort and reducing stress for children in environments such as medical offices, social service offices, and educational institutions. New Comfy-Cozy spaces will be launched later this year, with children’s tables, chairs and shelves filled with Sesame Street in Communities books and resources, as well as sesame street Muppet murals on the walls to create a fun and playful environment.

“The past few years have been challenging for families around the world, and now more than ever, it’s important for families and providers to help children build resilience and healthy communities together,” says Dr. Jeanette Betancourt , senior vice president of US social impact at Sesame. Workshop. “We know that accessing health-related information and resources can often be difficult and overwhelming, and Sesame Workshop is committed to connecting families with the tools they need to establish a foundation of healthy habits with their children.”

The new resources are based on formative research and build on an existing library of content that aims to improve the well-being of young children and families – especially those in historically marginalized communities – by helping them build a strong foundation for healthy habits throughout life.

“The past two years have highlighted the importance of resilience as a necessary life skill, especially for children adapting to changing environments,” said Tim Spilker, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community & State. “We are honored to partner with Sesame Workshop to bring these important resources to caregivers and health and social service providers to help children live healthier lives.”

In addition to being available free online to families and providers, new resources will be distributed through UnitedHealthcare’s network of healthcare providers and Sesame Street in Community partners. Since its launch in 2015, Sesame Street in Communities provided easy-to-use tools for community providers and caregivers to support families on topics ranging from resilience to school readiness – helping children become smarter, stronger and kinder every day.

UnitedHealthcare and Sesame Workshop have worked together for more than 10 years, creating multimedia initiatives on topics such as food insecurity, physical activity and developmental milestones, to improve the well-being of young children and families. Together, they support families, healthcare providers and communities by helping children around the world become smarter, stronger and kinder.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help children around the world to become smarter, stronger and kinder. . We are present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and to the cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making healthcare work better for everyone. UnitedHealthcare supports a wide range of programs and services, promoting the physical and mental well-being of people of all ages. UnitedHealthcare offers a full range of health benefit programs and contracts directly with more than 1.3 million physicians and healthcare professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other healthcare facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is a business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified healthcare company.

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