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There is a new neighbor on the block of Sesame Street and her name is Karli.

The best thing about Karli is that she is a Muppet in foster care and is with her foster parents, Dalia and Clem. This introduction is apart of Sesame non-profit workshop to help caregivers discuss difficult conversation for family’s overcoming homelessness and foster care trauma.

As stated on TheWashingtonPost.com, “We want foster parents and providers to hear that what they do matters — they have the enormous job of building and rebuilding family structures and children’s sense of safety,” Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president of social impact at Sesame Workshop, said in a statement. “By giving the adults in children’s lives the tools they need — with help from the ‘Sesame Street’ Muppets — we can help both grown-ups and children feel seen and heard and give them a sense of hope for the future.”

Sesame Street has been around since 1969 and the show continues to introduce the everyday changes of the world in the eyes of a child to best understand. From incarcerated parents to HIV the show has touched on so many conversations with grace and kindness that many parents avoid.

Lets all welcome Karli to the Sesame Street Block !

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