15. November 2010 17:01
Helping a child through the grieving process can be challenging. This special follows four families who are coping with the loss of a loved one. The show performs a valuable service to families everywhere by creating awareness of the courageous struggles of parents and children and by sharing the strategies that have helped them move forward while keeping the memories alive.
With the help of Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets, When Families Grieve imparts information, shares strategies, and provides resources to all those who face the daunting challenge of helping a child cope with and heal from the painful reality of a loved one’s death.
To learn more about how you can help yourself or others deal with grief, visit the links below.
Sesame Workshop's Talk, Listen, Connect offers assistance for military families by helping facilitate communication between adults and children. It also offers strategies, activities, tips, and communication techniques that are child-appropriate and useful for the whole family.
If you are a parent, family member, or friend trying to help a grieving child, visit PBS Parents for printable tools, tips, and other resources.
Visit http://www.sesamestreet.org/grief to watch the When Families Grieve primetime special and access resources, activities, and ideas to help children progress through the grieving process in healthy ways.