Child's show tackles tough issues

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Child's show tackles tough issues

Child's show tackles tough issues

Sesame Street introduces a new character that has a family member struggling with addiction

Cities sesame street is tacking some tougher issues with a new muppet.

Karli is six and a half years old and has a mother struggling with addiction and karli is living in foster care.

The founder and ceo of "recovery is happening"á a treatment program in rochesterá says the show is doing the right thing by tackling controversial "i think it not only helps with stigma but it helps with the shame and the feelings that a young child is having going through these things and it would make them more opt to talk about it and it's okay to talk to somebody."

Around 5.7 million children are dealing with addiction in their families

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