This week’s resource spotlight comes from The Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN). Their website features a number of research articles related to siblings of individuals with disabilities.
Sibling research is an evolving field of study. The literature on siblings includes clinical research and empirical studies, both qualitative and quantitative, with quantitative studies tending to be more common. Sibling studies have tended to focus on children but there is a growing body of knowledge about adult siblings.
Here are the three most recent research articles MSSN featured:
Burke, M. M., Lee, C. E.*, Hall, S., & Rossetti, Z. (2019). Understanding decision making among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their siblings (pdf). Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 57, 26-41. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-57.1.26
Damodaran, S., Huttlin, E. Lauer, E. & Rubin, E. (2019). Mental Health Trainee Facilitation of Sibling Support Groups: Understanding its Influence on Views and Skills of Family-Centered Care. Academic Psychiatry. View article.
Hall, S., & Rossetti, Z. (2017). The roles of siblings in the lives of people with severe to profound intellectual and developmental disabilities (pdf). Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31, 423-434. doi: 10.1111/jar.12421
For the full list, please visit MSSN’s website: https://www.masiblingsupport.org/resource-library