Care, Cope, Connect

A resource is now available to help the growing number of families in California tackling heightened community stress. The Care, Cope, Connect resource, created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of California, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children.

In California, nearly half of all children under the age of 17 have immigrant parents and 46 percent of households with children report experiencing a significant traumatic experience. First 5s are committed to helping parents weather these stressful situations and mitigate impacts on young children’s development, health, and learning.

The following resources may be helpful for organizations working with families across California. 

First 5 Resources

Care, Cope, Connect (with Sesame Street in Communities)


Immigration Resources

Other Early Childhood Resources for Immigrant Families

General Trauma Resources