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Resources for Kids and Families

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Mental Health Support for Big Feelings | Sesame Workshop

In challenging times, it’s important that children and adults alike take care of themselves so that they can take care of each other. Sesame Workshop, the global nonprofit behind  Sesame Street, provides ten resources to help you get started on your family’s #EmotionalWellBeing journey.

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Missouri Family Resources | Early Connections

Early Connections makes navigating Missouri’s Early Care & Education (ECE) system easier for families and professionals. Search and connect to resources, community programs, and childhood services for families with young children under 5. Click on the link above to access the guide directly and search for services by Missouri (and Illinois) Zip Code.

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How to Talk to Kids about Tough Topics | Sesame Workshop

Caring adults can help kids learn coping and resilience-building techniques to help them face tough challenges like divorce, foster care, grief, and more. Sesame Workshop, Sesame Street's nonprofit educational arm, offers resources, activities, and videos to help families begin the conversations.  

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Our Family's Doing Yoga | Black Kids Do Yoga

Our Family’s Doing Yoga, LLC is an initiative created by SonJoria Sydnor to support family and childhood wellness in Black communities. In addition to Sydnor’s published book, Our Family’s Doing Yoga, other resources such as the Black/Brown Kids Do Yoga Club, a podcast, and YouTube channel are available on the website linked above.  

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IDM Mobile | I Define ME Movement

The I Define ME (IDM) Movement is where Girls and Women – locally, nationally, and globally – define their purpose! The IDM Movement focuses on Wellness, Opportunity, Knowledge, and Empowerment. Learn more about the IDM Girl Wellness Mobile and the various IDM Movement offerings on their website linked above  

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Clementine Gets UNSTUCK! | Kids Can Club

Clementine Gets UNSTUCK! is the first publication in the Kids Can Club™ Collection, a children’s book series written to engage and empower young readers through connection with the Kids Can Club kids’ struggles and then their successes, achieved through the use of simple wellness tools. The Kids Can Club website expands the series’ content with activities, games, additional exercises and interaction with the Kids Can Club characters.   

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Youth Mental Health | PBS LearningMedia

This collection includes videos from the KET series, You Are Not Alone, which explores answers to youth mental health needs, depression, anxiety, toxic stress, and suicide through the lens of experts, educators, parents, and youth. Videos feature personal experiences from youth and young adults on their experiences with mental illness and mental health issues. 

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Talking with Kids | ninepbs.org

The following resources support families and educators of young children as they talk, watch, read, and learn about topics including but not limited to feelings and emotions; talking about the news; and race and racism. These resources are free and open for all to use. They have been curated from PBS, PBS KIDS, PBS LearningMedia, and other credible education organizations.

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Hope Givers with Tamlin Hall

Hope Givers is an Emmy Award-winning show spotlighting hope and resilience across America. Hosted by Tamlin Hall, this uplifting mental wellness series is a first of its kind, available at no cost, and aligned to health education standards nationally for students in grades 6-12. GPB Education curates this collection.

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Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark, a youth-focused series of digital-first films tells intimate, emotional, and sometimes surprising stories of people whose lives have been impacted by mental health issues. The series is diverse by ethnicity, age and gender, and is designed to spark dialogue, create awareness, and inspire a generation of young people to be vocal and open about their mental health journey.

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Emotional Well-Being | Sesame Workshop

Even Elmo and friends are joining in on the call for a more expansive look at youth mental health! Led by Sesame Workshop, Sesame Street's nonprofit educational arm, the organization's new campaign is focused on supporting the emotional well-being of young children. Find resources, activities, and videos to help children form the bonds and social connections that nurture their well-being.