According to a 2016 survey, nearly half of the children in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic or stressful event. That also includes mental illness, poverty, abuse and divorce. The study also noted that 20 percent of all children experience more than one of those events, Newsy reported.
Such trauma can hamper a child’s development and educational progress. The new “Sesame Street” videos and resources are meant to increase a child’s sense of safety, even through a catastrophic event.