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Dr. Fisher quoted in Atlantic article on Sesame Street and Trauma

“Sesame picked these issues—homelessness, foster care, and substance abuse—because it heard from these partner organizations that they didn’t have many resources addressing these things from a child’s perspective, a spokesperson told me. “Historically, I think we’ve tended to believe that young children won’t remember or don’t really have the ability to make sense of what’s going on, and therefore it doesn’t impact them. And that’s clearly not the case,” says Phil Fisher, a psychologist at the University of Oregon who studies child development under adversity, and who was not involved in creating the Sesame Street resources.”

Full article: ‘For-Now Parents’ and ‘Big Feelings’: How Sesame Street Talks About Trauma

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