Sesame Street meets muppet in foster care

Sesame Street is broadening its definition of family by welcoming new muppet Karli, a yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s who introduces viewers to her “for-now parents” Dalia and Clem.

“Fostering a child takes patience, resilience, and sacrifice, and we know that caring adults hold the power to buffer the effects of traumatic experiences on young children,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of US Social Impact at Sesame Workshop. “We want foster parents and providers to hear that what they do matters—they have the enormous job of building and rebuilding family structures and children’s sense of safety. By giving the adults in children’s lives the tools they need—with help from the Sesame Street Muppets—we can help both grownups and children feel seen and heard and give them a sense of hope for the future.”

Source: Deadline

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