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Sesame Street In Communities
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Category: Training

Every day, you make a difference by helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. With the help of your friends on Sesame Street, Sarah Welch with the Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids and Iowa ACEs 360 is excited to share with you a free resource to use in your neighborhood to unite communities, foster families’ resilience, and nurture children’s physical and mental health in fun and furry ways.

Over the course of one hour, you’ll have the chance to:
● Learn about the Sesame Street in Communities initiative,
● Explore FREE Sesame printable and digital resources to use with families and kids, and
● Create a profile to access these resources no matter where you are!

This training is offered in partnership with the Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids, a group that is working to improve the social and emotional well-being of young children in Iowa. The Alliance has teamed up with Sesame Street in Communities to give parents, caregivers, providers, and leaders messages and tools to promote nurturing relationships within families and to build social-emotional skills with kids.

This training is an overview for all resources for Sesame Street In Communities. Future, more in-depth trainings will be scheduled at a later date.


Sarah Welch - 
Sarah Welch focuses on using communications strategies to create system and social change under her organization Speak Action LLC. With 15+ years of experience in areas including nonprofit communications, journalism, and higher education, she brings knowledge of how to lead diverse stakeholders toward shared goals and strategies, develop frames for messaging to gain broader support, create and implement communications and action plans, and write engaging content.


As a network outreach and communications contractor with Iowa ACEs 360, she leads efforts to communicate the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on Iowans’ health and well-being and the importance of reshaping systems and communities to promote healing and build protective factors with families. Sarah also leads the Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids, a collaborative effort with Sesame Street in Communities to improve the social-emotional well-being of kids ages 0-8 in Iowa and is a mentor to child health advocates through the HealthConnect Fellowship led by Mid-Iowa Health Foundation.


Sarah provides regular trainings on Sesame Street in Communities resources, Iowa ACEs data and research, and messaging related to child and family well-being.


Registration will begin at 9:00AM. Training will begin promptly at 9:30AM. This training is scheduled until 10:30AM.

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the current DHS child welfare services contract, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

 If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact Katie Henry ([email protected]).

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Contact: For more information contact Katie Henry, [email protected]