Announcing Workshops on Sibling Issues and Training on the Sibshop Model!

The Sibling Support Project is pleased to announce that we are now scheduling workshops for 2012. Please share this announcement with families you know and service coordinators, training directors, conference planners, and directors of family support services from appropriate agencies.

The Sibling Support Project is a national project dedicated to the concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and mental health concerns. We specialize in providing lively, family-friendly, and highly rated workshops on sibling (and father and grandparent!) issues to parents, service providers, university staff and students, and siblings of all ages.

We see our workshops and trainings as having multiple benefits. Here are just three:

  • Sibshops—a unique service in most communities–get started. School-age sibs connect with peers (usually for the first time) and form friendships that can provide a lifetime of support.
  • Parents and service providers turn their attention to the issues faced by brothers, sisters, and other traditionally overlooked family members. This discussion will change the way parents look at all of their children and how service providers look at the families they serve.
  • Adult brothers and sisters connect with their peers to offer fellow sibs validation, support, and information—and explore the creation of much-needed adult sibling initiatives.

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