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Sesame Street In Communities Resilience Resources
Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Category: Training


Everyday life is full of challenges big and small. When children have the tools to overcome obstacles, they can learn and grow. With the help of our friends on Sesame Street, the Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids and Iowa ACEs 360 are excited to share a free resource that can help foster families’ resilience and nurture children’s physical and mental health in fun and furry ways.


 At this free virtual training, you'll have a chance to: 
1. Define the building blocks for resilience.
2. Explore free Sesame Street in Communities printable and digital resources that providers, families, and children can use.
3. Create a plan for how to make these resources meaningful for the families and children in your care.



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]).

Click here to register

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