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Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!

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Representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will address potential child concerns and developmentally appropriate responses to relocation transitions, explore resources that caregivers can use when addressing these concerns, and provide tips in navigating the resources related to this topic on the Sesame Street for Military Families website.

This event is hosted by the Family Transitions concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network.

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Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!

  1. 1. Welcome! Important info for today’s session: 1. Slides are available on the event page: militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/29430 2. Need tech support? Email us at MilFamLN@gmail.com (write this down in case you need it later) 3. Select “Presenters & Attendees” from the drop- down when commenting in the chat pod.
  2. 2. militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/29430 Home Is Where Your Heart Is Kids Serve Too! 2This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Number 2015-48770-24368.
  3. 3. Connecting military family service providers and Cooperative Extension professionals to research and to each other through engaging online learning opportunities militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org 3This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Number 2015-48770-24368.
  4. 4. Hello! Let us know your name, role, and where you’re listening!
  5. 5. Home is Where the Heart is: Sesame Resources to Support Relocation Friday, April 19th Presenters: Antonio Freitas, Sabrina Huda, & Paula Longoria
  6. 6. Antonio Freitas Senior Content Manager Sabrina Huda Senior Project Manager Paula Longoria Intern
  7. 7. Trivia! Which Sesame Street character is the only fictional character to have ever testified in front of Congress?
  8. 8. Trivia! Elmo
  9. 9. Trivia! Which classic Sesame Street song spent 9 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #16?
  10. 10. Trivia! Rubber Duckie
  11. 11. Agenda • Subheading 1 • Subheading 2 • Subheading 3 Agenda: • Defining relocation • Sesame Resources • SS4MF • SSIC • Addressing the Need • Relocation Assets • Q and A
  12. 12. Goals: 1. Explore resources 2. Address potential child concerns and developmentally appropriate responses 3. Navigate the contents within Relocation
  13. 13. https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/ https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/
  14. 14. Sesame Street for Military Families • A 13-year-long initiative to support our military families • Address the ongoing needs of military children related to their experiences and transitions. • Free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can find information and multimedia resources: SS4MF.org
  15. 15. What is on Sesame Street for Military Families Topics include: • Deployments • Homecomings • Relocation • Injuries • Grief • Civilian Life Additional topics on: Birthdays, Family Health & Wellness, Routines and Self-expression
  16. 16. Trivia! Which Sesame Street character appeared on Dancing With the Stars, volunteering his time to tally votes?
  17. 17. Trivia! The Count
  18. 18. What do you wish you had during your big moving adventure?
  19. 19. “I wish before moving I would have prepared my kids more for where we were going to possibly ease the unknown! Maybe books or pictures on the area would have made them more excited to arrive and a little less stressed to leave. ” - Carrie Munera Moved from Joint Base Andrews, MD to Aviano Air Base, Italy
  20. 20. Ali (10) and Ashton (3)
  21. 21. “…with 4 kids and no internet for a few weeks the kids struggled with nothing to do in the cars for a long period of times” - Jenni Heilman Fort Drum, NY Moved from Kansas to New York with 4 kids, 3 turtles and 1 dog
  22. 22. Coping Mechanisms • Blending in • Improving communication skills • Assuming adult roles and responsibilities • Joining available activities • Connecting with other military children, and • Confiding in peers Child Challenges • Family tension • Separation from friends • Establishing new networks • Dealing with differences • Acceptance *https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/em/fall14/highlight1_sidebar.html
  23. 23. Addressing the Need Age Behaviors Strategies 0-24 months • Feel and express emotions intensely • Smile/giggle to show joy • Tears for discomfort • Use feeling words and big expressions to help children learn emotions. 2 years old • Show strong emotions with body language › words • Self soothe • Use words to describe their emotions • Read together and point out characters’ expressions as you name the emotion they are showing. 3 years old • Show their concern for others • Brains may also begin to store names for simpler feelings • Develop empathy using stuffed animals • Play a game of feeling charades 4 years old • May begin to really understand others’ feelings and why they feel that way • Putting big feelings into words • Make a poster showing strategies to manage feelings • Let children feel like superheroes. 5-6 years old • Starting to understand that friends may have different feelings • Beginning to manage feelings successfully • Practice strategies to help focus attention and manage emotions
  24. 24. SSIC:Milestones https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/milestones/
  25. 25. SSIC: Milestones
  26. 26. Printables
  27. 27. Interactives
  28. 28. Videos
  29. 29. Grown-Ups Come Back
  30. 30. What are some of your daily routines?
  31. 31. SSIC:Routines https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/routines /
  32. 32. SSIC: Routines
  33. 33. Printables
  34. 34. Interactives
  35. 35. Videos
  36. 36. Storytime
  37. 37. Trivia! What three letters appeared above the words “Sesame Street” on the street sign from 1969-2000?
  38. 38. Trivia! CTW
  39. 39. It’s An Adventure!
  40. 40. Addressing the Need • At Sesame Workshop, we know that when a parent or guardian serves in the military, the whole family serves. • Relocation resources focus on three phases of a family’s move-naming the movie, before, during, and after. • During transitions, children may exhibit big feelings.
  41. 41. Breaking the News • A special announcement: “new family adventure” • It’s difficult to say goodbye, but you can still keep in touch, and you’ll have even more friends! • It’s okay to have big feelings about the move
  42. 42. Preparing for Military Moves
  43. 43. Process of Moving • How are we getting there? Train? Plane? Car? • It’s important to take a break when you need it • Games to play in the car
  44. 44. Settling In • Involve your child in the unpacking process • Be patient • Keep routines
  45. 45. The Big Moving Adventure
  46. 46. The Big Moving Adventure
  47. 47. Let’s download it! It’s free! https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/mobile-apps/
  48. 48. Ready to play?
  49. 49. Analytics Lifetime Downloads 785,877 Lifetime Plays 7,913,717 Average Time in Play 8:22 The Big Moving Adventure launched December 9, 2013 Since then… Compare Average Time in Play: Mood Monster 2:20 Comfy Cozy Nest 4:02
  50. 50. OtherGames
  51. 51. Trivia! Not many people know that this Muppet’s first name is Aloysius. What is his last name?
  52. 52. Trivia! Snuffleupagus
  53. 53. What could you use? How would you use it?
  54. 54. Coming up… Caregiving Resources • Muppet videos • Parent to Parent Advice Videos • Digital interactive • New printed activity book • Audio podcast • Song • Printables
  55. 55. Coming up… Coordination of Care Resources • Articles • Switching Smoothly • A is for Advocacy • Ready to Roll • Activities • A Caring Checklist • Heart to Heart • A Colorful Check Up!
  56. 56. What else should we add?
  57. 57. Get free print resources from us! Email militaryfamilies@sesame.org to place an order.
  58. 58. Get free print resources from us! Email militaryfamilies@sesame.org to place an order.
  59. 59. Q&A
  60. 60. Keep the conversation going! @SesameStreetforMilitaryFamilies
  61. 61. Connect with MFLN Family Transitions! 69 @MFLNFT @MilitaryFamilies MFLN Family Transitions Podcasts Military Families Learning Network
  62. 62. Evaluation & CE Credit/Certificate Please complete the evaluation and post-test at: https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00YyP3n22mwJjlb MFLN Family Transitions is offering credit hours and a certificate for today’s webinar through the University of Texas-Austin Steven Hicks School of Social Work for Social Workers and Case Managers, and thru the National Council on Family Relations Must pass post-test with an 80% or higher to receive certificate.
  63. 63. Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources Safe and Sound: Caring in Our Community Home is Where Your Heart Is At Our Best: Caregiving Today Engaged and Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Special Needs DEC 06 JAN 17 APR 19 JUL 10 NOV 14 2018 2019 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern
  64. 64. militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org 7272This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Number 2015-48770-24368.

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