Meet ‘Alex’ of Sesame Street

Sesame Street’s Emmy-nominated initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, was introduced in June 2013 at the White House. Alex the Muppet has an incarcerated father and he receives support from his friends, including learning how to cope with big feelings, how to stay in touch with his dad, and what “incarceration” means. He learns that he is not alone and has the potential to be resilient!


The free kits are available online and can also be downloaded from the app store onto smart phones and tablets.


I was lucky to meet Alex at the White House, pictured here with Murray Muppet and my colleague Dr. Rebecca Shlafer from the University of Minnesota. Alex and Murray are sweet guys!

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