Resources to Help Families Cope

Sesame Street Thinking of Las Vegas

In times of community or worldwide crisis, it’s easy to assume that young children don’t know what’s going on. But one thing is for sure – children are very sensitive to how their parents feel. They’re keenly aware of the expressions on their parents’ faces and the tone of their voices. Children always benefit when they are prepared for what may happen, and when they feel supported.

The links below contain kid-friendly videos, hands-on activities, family resources and advice for parents on how to prepare for an emergency or respond to a crisis.

Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities provides resources to help children overcome traumatic experiences and address difficult feelings like anxiety, grief, and anger. Learn more.


Daniel Tiger explains that it’s important for families to have a plan that everyone can follow in case of an emergency.

Daniel Tiger | Find the Helpers

There are many people families can turn to in difficult times. Daniel Tiger reminds us to look for the helpers and be a helper, too.


Daniel Tiger explains that it’s important for families to have a safety kit in case of emergencies. Items like bandages, water bottles, flashlights and batteries help keep families safe and prepared.

ARTHUR | Tell Someone

It’s hard being brave all the time, especially when scary things happen. Arthur shows the importance of telling someone how you’re feeling when you’re afraid.

ARTHUR | Lend a Helping Hand

Buster and Brain remind us that there are lots of ways children and families can help during a crisis.