From the SLN Wisconsin State Chapter:
The Wisconsin chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN), Fox Valley Sibling Support Network, has a new name!
Why a new name?
Say it out loud to yourself…. WisconSibs. Isn’t that a whole lot easier than saying Fox Valley Sibling Support Network? But that’s just one reason for the change.
Over the past 16 years we have become recognized as a unique resource throughout the state. WisconSibs better reflects our statewide impact, and is a quicker description of what we are. It also puts the emphasis squarely on the people we serve, and frankly, it’s easier to say!
WisconSibs is a fitting name for what we have become and we wanted you to be one of the first to know.
Continued commitment to the Fox Valley
Our organization has served siblings of people with disabilities and long-term illnesses in the Fox Valley and across northeastern Wisconsin. Our Sibshops, sibling camps, leadership opportunities for young people, and future-planning training and social events for adult siblings and families have reached hundreds of siblings and thousands of family members over the years.
We’ll continue those programs as WisconSibs/Fox Valley – that’s business as usual.
Broadening our statewide outreach
In response to increasing requests, we’ll offer more online content, consulting, coaching, future planning, and conference presentations for siblings, agencies, educators, social workers and other professionals throughout the state.
We’ll also strengthen our role as the Wisconsin chapter of the national Sibling Leadership Network, and will continue to connect siblings throughout Wisconsin.
More coming soon!
Watch for information about how you can register free as a WisconSib or a WisconSibs Fan and details about becoming a WisconSibs Sponsor.
A new website it under construction, so in the meantime, click WisconSibs to let us know what you think about our new name.
Harriet Redman, Executive Director
and the WisconSibs Board of Directors