When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it's their fault. They may feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible.
It takes special effort to start important conversations and help children feel like they are not alone.
But parents, teachers, caregivers, and other caring adults can comfort children and guide them through difficult times. With love and support, families can cope with the challenges of parental addiction together.
With the help of Sesame Street's newest Muppet, Karli, our resources provide children and adults with engaging, informative materials to address an important but difficult issue.
The success of all our initiatives relies on the support of people like you.
Will you join Sesame Workshop in helping provide these resources to children affected by parental addiction?