Care, Cope, Connect: Comforting and Supporting Kids During Community Stress

A new resource is now available to help the growing number of families in California tackling heightened community stress. Care, Cope, Connect resource, created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of California, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children. Care, Cope, Connect offers:

  • Tips for parents on caring for themselves and their children during tough times
  • Ways for families to cope with difficult times together
  • Guidelines on talking with kids and helping everyone stay connected to their families and communities.

The guide includes both parent articles and kids’ activity pages to help everyone navigate the difficult conversations around community stress, trauma, and separation from loved ones. While all families benefit from having these conversations, those experiencing severe anxiety or the threat of separation may find this resource particularly helpful.