If you were at the recent Children's Mental Health Research and Policy conference in Tampa , Florida, you know how quickly the "Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce" kits generously provided by Sesame Workshop flew off of the Children's Mental Health Network table. As interest remains high, we are sharing this more in-depth review of how the product came together. We encourage you to explore the Sesame Workshop website. It is full of great information!
Since its inception Sesame Street has been committed to tackling the challenges that young children face, no matter how difficult or unorthodox it may be to discuss those topics with children. With this commitment in mind, Sesame Workshop is taking on the subject of divorce, an emotional trial many children go through. Yet many parents are uncertain how to reassure or even explain what is going on to their children.
Storyboard, a storytelling project by Tumblr’s Department of Editorial, took a deeper look at the way Sesame Workshop is handling the subject of divorce. They wrote this piece about our divorce-focused outreach efforts and created the above video. We encourage you to check out both.