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Supporting Children During Sad and Scary Times

Helping Families Affected by the Bushfires
Emergencies like bushfires or the scenes that emerge afterward can be overwhelming, particularly for young children. Sesame Workshop is here to help. See below for tips, guides, and video resources on offering comfort, helping children feel prepared for emergencies, and talking together about fires, traumatic experiences, and scary news. Even in the most difficult of circumstances, families can find strength and resilience within their community.

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About This Project

For almost 50 years, Sesame Street has been part of the Australian community, bringing laughter, learning, and furry friends to children and families across the country. Created by Sesame Street, this toolkit of resources has been revised for Australia with selected input from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Victoria and generous support from PSEG. 

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