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Tune in April 14th at 8:00pm on Eight, Arizona PBS!

Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets Help Families Cope with the Death of a Parent


WATCH for more information from Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET about upcoming opportunities for:

When Families Grieve Outreach Kit Distribution

Two versions of the kit will be available one designed to support the specific needs of military families and one designed for the general public containing:

A DVD featuring the Sesame Street Muppets and documentary footage of families who have experienced the death of a parent due to a variety of situations including illness, suicide, accidents, and other sudden or natural causes.


Print Materials to include:



A guide for parents and caregivers providing tips, strategies, and activities to help comfort  and reassure children through difficult times;



A children’s storybook designed to comfort children as they cope with the death of a parent; and



A facilitator’s guide with strategies for using the project’s components, as well as tips and activities to give to families with children coping with grief.



When Families Grieve Online Resources 

A Website: www.sesamestreet.org/grief, providing:



Streaming video of When Families Grieve primetime television special and DVD video content, and all downloadable print resources.



A PSA for children going through the grieving process, featuring the Sesame Street Muppets.



Read about When Families Grieve on Gary's Blog

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When Families Grieve Trailer

When Families Grieve Launch Event



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