Jan 25, 2012
News from the Sibling Support Project
News From The
Sibling Support Project
Workshops and Trainings on the Sibshop model. Since 1990, we've presented workshops and trainings to thousands of service providers, adult brothers and sisters, parents, and young sibs. As those who have attended will attest, our workshops and trainings are rich events! You'll hear poignant stories, share laughs, meet courageous sibs, and learn practical advice. (And because of our work with underserved family members, we often do workshops for fathers and grandparents as well.)
2012 promises to be a busy year for trainings on the Sibshop model and workshops on siblings' concerns. Already we have Sibshop trainings scheduled for Denver (January), Oklahoma City (March), Little Rock (April), Philadelphia (May), and Vancouver (September). More dates will surely be added so check our website for details and registration contacts.
And please know: The only way to become a first-generation Sibshop facilitator is to attend a two-day Sibshop training. But adult sibs, parents, service providers, university students and others often join us for the first day for a lively and rewarding discussion of sibs' issues across the lifespan. We hope you can join us!
Sibshops. For over 25 years, Sibshops have brought young brothers and sisters together for fun, camaraderie, information, and insights in a lively recreational atmosphere. There are now over 350 Sibshops in almost every state and in eight countries. Visit our website to see what all the fuss is about and where to find a Sibshop near you!
The Sibling Support Project's Family of Yahoogroups and Facebook Groups. Since 1996, the Sibling Support Project's groups have connected tens of thousands of sisters and brothers from around the globe with their peers, providing members with validation, information, and advice.
SibNet--SibNet is a warm and thoughtful community and the Internet's first and largest group for siblings of people with special needs. Intended for adult siblings, SibNet connects members from around the world. The Sibling Leadership Network now cohosts SibNet. SibNet is available as both a Facebook group and a Yahoogroup.
SibTeen--For quite a while, we have wanted to create a place on the Internet just for teenage brothers and sisters. We're happy to announce that SibTeen is now available as a Yahoogroup and a Facebook group. What a great group of kids!
SibKids-a Yahoogroup just for young sibs where they can discuss their brothers and sisters-and maybe music, movies, school and their lives. SibKids has volunteer adult sib and parent "camp counselors" who help make SibKids a safe place to hang out.
SibParent-a Yahoogroup where parents of kids with special needs can talk about their "other" kids. As many SibParent participants are also parents of kids who attend Sibshops, SibParent is also forum for parents who want to support the Sibshop movement.
SibGroup--SibGroup is a Yahoogroup and Facebook group just for those who are running Sibshops. On SibGroup members share bright ideas, activities, challenges, funding opportunities and lots more with colleagues from around the world. And, as SibGroup is our primary means of communicating with all Sibshops, at least one staff member from each registered Sibshop must belong to SibGroup.
The Sibling Support Project E-Newsletter-- Subscribe to this list to get occasional updates about the work of the Sibling Support Project. Unlike the above groups, members only receive information.
Thank you for your interest!
Director, the Sibling Support Project