Sesame Street to cover opioid addiction with new muppet Karli

Salia Woodbury, 10 on the set with

Salia Woodbury, 10, left, from Irvine, Calif., on the set with "Sesame Street" muppet Karli and puppeteer Haley Jenkins during a taping about parental addiction in NY.

"In the United States, there are 5.7 million children under age 11, or one in eight children, living in households with a parent who has a substance abuse disorder", Sesame Workshop said in a statement.

"[If] even a parent at their most vulnerable - at the worst of their struggle - can take one thing away when they watch it with their kids, then that serves the goal", she said.

The introduction of her backstory follows other attempts by entertainment companies to explore the issues of addiction, including The Connors on ABC and Euphoria on HBO.

Salia's parents are in recovery after struggling with addiction and share her experience with the show's Karli-whose muppet character has a mom who is also in recovery. "My mom was having a hard time with addiction and I felt like my family was the only one going through it", the puppet proclaims.

"I'm proud of Mom and Dad for asking for help, and not using drugs or alcohol anymore".

Over the years, American children have learned a thing or two from the beloved Sesame Street characters, whether it's the building blocks of the English language with Big Bird or basic arithmetic from Count von Count.

"Yeah, a sickness that makes people feel like they have to take drugs or drink alcohol to feel OK".

Priyanka Chopra Jonas can't wait to start a family
Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar's upcoming film The Sky Is Pink is all set to release this Friday. Since the last few weeks, Priyanka has been busy with the film's promotions.

Jaana (top left) and Sam Woodbury, from Irvine, Cali., and their daughters Salia, 10 (seated right), and Kya, 6, with "Sesame Street" Muppet Karli and puppeteer Haley Jenkins in NY.

Opioid used can take many forms, including addiction to Chinese-supplied fentanyl, Mexican heroin and U.S-made prescription opioid drugs.

Jaana, standing left, and Sam Woodbury, from Irvine, Cali., and their daughters Salia, 10, seated right, and Kya, 6, with "Sesame Street" muppet Karli and puppeteer Haley Jenkins in New York, Aug. 6, 2019.

The clip, entitled "It's Not Your Fault", is part of a series of online-only segments and resources which were made with the help of a child therapist. "For everything we've done-from military families to homelessness-it's all about how to make children free to talk and to give parents the tools to do just that". "And it's okay to open up to people about our feelings". Moe said he was grateful to help out with this topic.

Sesame Street has sometimes addressed real-life problems and social issues.

Sesame Street has bravely tackled issues from death to racism to autism, recently adding its first unhoused muppet as a way to raise awareness about poverty.

Per the press release, the content is part of the "Sesame Street in Communities" programming and is created to help children understand and cope with substance addiction issues in their lives.

Related News:

  • Sir James Dyson scraps electric auto  saying project is 'not commercially viable'

    Sir James Dyson scraps electric auto saying project is 'not commercially viable'

    The project employed 523 people, 500 of whom were in United Kingdom , and Sir James praised their "immense" achievements. In an email sent to all employees, Sir James said the company had unsuccessfully tried to find a buyer for the project.
    OnePlus 7T is Now Official, McLaren Edition Too

    OnePlus 7T is Now Official, McLaren Edition Too

    Earlier this year, OnePlus launched three OnePlus 7 versions, including the more expensive Pro and Pro 5G handsets. We are getting a 3120x1440p resolution, peak brightness of 1200 nits, and more.
    Women attend first match in decades

    Women attend first match in decades

    Sahar Khodayari died last month after setting herself ablaze outside a court in fear of being jailed for trying to attend a match. But Poorbakhsh said she was aware of many other women still without tickets. "FIFA fully supports them and will stand by them".
  • Harry and Ed Sheeran filming together ahead of World Mental Health Day

    Harry and Ed Sheeran filming together ahead of World Mental Health Day

    When Harry explains the miscommunication, Sheeran is seen deleting the words "Gingers United" from a presentation on this laptop. I just feel like it's time we stood up and said, 'We are ginger, and we are going to fight, '" the singer said.
    Kid wanders into live news shot to say hi to mom

    Kid wanders into live news shot to say hi to mom

    The unflappable anchor can be seen continuing her report through smiles while her uncontrollable son vied for a bit of attention. Ms Kube said, smiling during the segment.
    Gnabry on song but Germany held to draw by Argentina

    Gnabry on song but Germany held to draw by Argentina

    Germany had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Argentina in their friendly in Dortmund despite Serge Gnabry continuing his rich vein of form.
  • Former Paralympian climbs on jet in airport climate protests

    Former Paralympian climbs on jet in airport climate protests

    Extinction Rebellion was launched in 2018 and organizers say it now has groups willing to take action in dozens of countries. In London , a climate change activist scaled a British Airways plane at London City Airport.
    'High-profile' driver seriously injured in Ferrari crash

    'High-profile' driver seriously injured in Ferrari crash

    There has yet to be any official statement from Errol Spence Jr's team or confirmed reports from the police about the accident. Although now in the intensive care unit and listed in serious condition, he is expected to survive these injuries.
    Pink Saturday in Dubrovnik to raise awareness about breast cancer

    Pink Saturday in Dubrovnik to raise awareness about breast cancer

    Although the disease is far more pervasive among women, approximately 500 men also will die from breast cancer this year. According to COO Louise Turner, this is a very exciting moment for the foundation as well as breast cancer patients.
  • NASA May Launch First Manned SpaceX Mission In First-Quarter Of 2020

    NASA May Launch First Manned SpaceX Mission In First-Quarter Of 2020

    However, an accident in April - when the capsule was destroyed during a SuperDraco abort system ground test - delayed the IFA . At the time, NASA officials said they wanted at least one of these vehicles to be up and running by the end of 2017.
    Rendon evens game with sac fly (game tied 1-1)

    Rendon evens game with sac fly (game tied 1-1)

    The market makes this game close to a coin flip, but the Braves are the more popular side, attracting close 70% of the bets. After pitching seven scoreless innings in a Game 2 win, Mike Foltynewicz retired only one hitter before getting yanked.
    Major League Baseball  to Oakland: Athletics could move to Vegas

    Major League Baseball to Oakland: Athletics could move to Vegas

    Just weeks before that, Las Vegas suburb Henderson actually tried to lure the team to its city with a $1 billion stadium proposal. It will soon host the Oakland Raiders starting next season and is looking to add an National Basketball Association team.


Most liked

Breaking Bad Recap: Everything to Remember Ahead of 'El Camino' Movie
Paul's promise about "closure" for the character has us anxious though, since closure so often means death in the Breaking Bad universe.

Trump donors charged in campaign finance case
Federal Election Commission rules were unwitting and a "clerical thing" because he was not an experienced political donor. They have been peddling unsubstantiated corruption claims against Democratic White House contender Joe Biden .

China ministerial trade talks to start
But Trump's attitude toward the process is subject to sudden change, given the churning pressures competing for his attention. The US dollar has initially fallen during the trading session on Thursday, reaching down towards the ¥107 level.

Chinese TV drops National Basketball Association games over Hong Kong tweet
Kerr had finished his post-practice news conference just a couple minutes before reporters saw Trump's comments . But he said his best advice for Kerr would be just to continue on.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning
The tech giants are the latest US -based companies to get enmeshed in ongoing anti-government protests in the lucrative territory. The search giant said that " The Revolution of Our Times " violated its content rules because it depicted "sensitive events".

Tammy Abraham reveals England plan to walk off pitch over racist abuse
The BFU was fined by UEFA for "discriminatory" chanting and because fans threw fireworks. Ashley Young was subjected to monkey chants in Sofia during an England game in 2011.

Jio to charge voice calls to rival networks at 6 paise/minute
Trai had, in 2017, slashed the IUC to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise, and had said that the regime would end by January 2020. The country's youngest telecom will charging users for making calls to users on Airtel and Vodafone-Idea networks.

Georgia's Advice on This Fish: 'Kill It Immediately, Freeze It'
The United States Department of Agriculture says that the snakefish is "injurious wildlife", and is under federal regulation. However, wildlife officials are concerned the species - which is native to China - will destroy Georgia's ecosystem.

Pakistan Prime Minister Khan likely to visit Iran - foreign office
The drone strikes targeting Saudi Arabia oil facilities have raised the specter of direct conflict between Tehran and Riyadh. Earlier, Khan had said that he was making an effort to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh.

In grand fashion, Nationals go extras to advance to NLCS
But his favorite of the 695 choices is clear: Game 5 of the 2016 National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals. He has a 4.43 ERA in 32 postseason appearances, almost double his superb 2.44 ERA over a dozen regular seasons .

Ceballos: I was right to swap Madrid for Arsenal
Ceballos could play alongside Sergio Busquets for Spain during this round of internationals, which he'd be delighted to do. Meanwhile, Ceballos is happy to team up again with former Real colleague Sergio Ramos in training with the national side.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify before U.S. House panel on Oct. 23
Unlike digital currencies such as bitcoin or Ethereum, Facebook's plan calls for Libra to be backed by real currencies. The Facebook CEO will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on October 23, Rep.

Lauren Conrad welcomes 2nd child
In light of my absence, my team and I have created a lot of lovely content ahead of time that I'm really excited to show you. Lauren and her lawyer husband, 39, revealed they were expanding their family in April .

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar 'see a pathway' to Brexit deal
In a pointed warning, he said: "If they think this is bad, just wait until what happens after Boris wins an election". The meeting will take place around lunchtime in northwest England.

PS5 Could Get New PlayStation VR With Transparent Cameras and Wireless
Although the GPU will support ray-tracing acceleration, it is not for sure how exactly the console will justify it in most titles. The new controller will also have something called " adaptive triggers ", which will reside in the primary R2 and L2 triggers.