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SlideShare - Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources

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In this 60-minute webinar, representative(s) from the Sesame Street Workshop will introduce the Sesame Street for Military Families website as well as explore resources that can be utilized in training, outreach efforts, family conversations, and community events. They will also discuss activities that promote child and family self-expression.

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SlideShare - Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources

  1. 1. Thanks for joining us! We will get started soon. While you’re waiting you can get handouts etc. by following the link below. Kids Serve Too Series Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/22073
  2. 2. Kids Serve Too Series Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/22073
  3. 3. Today’s Presenter Antonio Freitas Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop, where he works to develop content and professional development resources and course for Sesame Street for Military Families and Sesame Street In Communities.
  4. 4. 1. Introduce yourself 2. Share: who’s your favorite Sesame Street character? Why?
  5. 5. Today we’ll… • Introduce the SS4MF initiative • Explore resources • Answer questions • HAVE FUN!
  6. 6. We know… When a parent serves in the military, the entire family is serving.
  7. 7. Sesame Street for Military Families is a 12+ year initiative to support military families through all the milestones of their lives.
  8. 8. What we do: • Reduce the level of anxiety, sadness, and confusion young children in military families may experience. • Help young children gain an age-appropriate understanding of the situation by including them in the process. • Reassure children that they are loved and safe, and that—together with their families and support system—they can learn ways of being there for one another.
  9. 9. Our History: Our resources for transitioning families
  10. 10. What’s on SS4MF Today: Topics include: • Deployments • Homecomings • Relocation • Injuries • Grief • Civilian Life Additional topics on: Birthdays, Family Health & Wellness, Routines and Self-expression Bilingual Resources in English and Spanish
  11. 11. What’s on SS4MF Today: For Providers section: Resources for providers and for the military families they serve
  12. 12. Let’s explore! • Bilingual • Responsive design • Over 200 activities
  13. 13. Topic Pages • Introduction • Videos • Interactive • Printables • Parent articles
  14. 14. Taking a closer look… • Deployments • Relocation • Self- Expression • Birthdays
  15. 15. Printable resources Deployments • Pre-deployments • During Deployment • Coming Home Information & Strategies Videos
  16. 16. Sesame Street & Caribu
  17. 17. 19 The Big Moving Adventure
  18. 18. Self Expression: Feeling Faces
  19. 19. Self Expression: Mood Monster
  20. 20. Birthdays! • Traditions • Celebrating when a parent is away • Keeping it simple
  21. 21. www.sesamestreet.org/veter ans • 10 new videos including It’s an Adventure music video and an animation with Katie • 12 week long e-newsletter campaign with videos, and activities • Printed My Story, My Big Adventure Activity Book • Partner toolkit and Guide for Providers
  22. 22. Key Strategies 1. Look at each milestone through a child’s perspective. 2. Help children maintain a positive outlook around change. 3. Listen to a child’s feelings and emotion and help them to recognize and express their emotions. 4. Keeping routines in times of changes can help children focus on what remains the same in times of change. 5. Reassure children that they are loved and safe, and that—together with their families and support system—they can learn ways of being there for one another.
  23. 23. In April, we will celebrate the Month of the Military Child: • Continue a social media campaign because we know #KidsServeToo • Designing custom profile pictures and banners for families to use and share • Sharing photos and stories from military families who reached out to us Our Facebook Community: Celebrating Military Families! Our Facebook page has over 68,000 followers! @SesameStreetForMilitaryFamilies
  24. 24. Questions? 26
  25. 25. …to continue efforts to build awareness about our resources We need your help… • Help us spread the word about Sesame Street for Military Families at www.ss4mf.org • Follow us on Facebook and use the hashtag #KidsServeToo • Connect with us and let us know how we can help raise awareness about these resources in the military spouse community
  26. 26. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org @SesameStreetforMilitaryFamilies 28 Please explore the site and let us know what you think! What is your favorite resource? What can we do better? Send an email or a Facebook message.
  27. 27. Thank You!
  28. 28. Evaluation and Continuing Education Credits/Certificate MFLN Family Development is offering 1.0 credit hours for today’s webinar. Please complete the evaluation and post-test at: https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhFiZ8KzUfX1o0d Must pass post-test with an 80% or higher to receive certificate.
  29. 29. Evaluation and Continuing Education Credits/Certificate MFLN Family Transitions is offering a Certificate of Completion for today’s webinar. Please complete the evaluation and post-test at: https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhFiZ8KzUfX1o0d Must pass post-test with an 80% or higher to receive certificate.
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. militaryfamilies.extension.org/webinars 35

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