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September 29, 2020

To Support Children and Families Impacted by Parental Addiction, Sesame Workshop Fall Webinars Focus on First Responders and Recovery

DisposeRx provided grant funding to Sesame Street in Communities for webinar series

As part of its Parental Addiction initiative, Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) will host two additional webinars this fall.

Available on September 30, the “Responding with Care” webinar will feature a discussion with Jac Charlier, National Director, Center for Health and Justice at the Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, and Jessica Trimboli, an Investigator with the Okaloosa County Sherriff’s Office in Florida. The webinar will offer resources and strategies to help law enforcement agents and other first responders better understand the effects of parental addiction on young children to guide their own interactions with children and families. Register here.

You Can Help Kids Just Be KidsThe October 28 webinar, “Parental Addiction: Supporting Families in Recovery,” will feature Jan Brown, Founding/Executive Director of SpiritWorks Foundation Center for Recovery of the Soul, a community recovery organization, and board chair for Faces and Voices of Recovery, a leading recovery advocacy and education group. This webinar will offer ways faith-based communities and organizations can accompany children and families on their recovery journey. Register here.

DisposeRx provided generous support for Sesame Street in Communities Parental Addiction provider webinars.

The webinar series complements a wealth of Sesame Street in Communities Parental Addiction resources to help children and families build resilience and overcome the trauma of parental addiction. The free, bilingual resources include videos featuring Sesame Street Muppet Karli, whose mom is dealing with addition, as well as a storybook, activity sheets, an interactive digital activity, articles for caregivers, and digital professional development resources for providers. Access the webinars and other resources: www.SesameStreetinCommunities.org.

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.

About DisposeRx, Inc.
DisposeRx, Inc., a North Carolina-based company, is dedicated to decreasing the risks of drug diversion, overdoses, suicides, accidental poisonings and antibiotic resistance by facilitating medication management behavior change and eradicating the misuse of leftover medications. DisposeRx’s market-leading, patented drug disposal packets and education programs are currently available at almost 50% of retail pharmacies and through 90% of the wholesale pharmacy and medical distributors across the nation. For more information, visit DisposeRx.com.

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