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Sibshop Standards of Practice

A simple web search for "Sibshop" or even "Sib Shops" results in thousands of hits.  In addition to the wonderful community-based Sibshops that are offered in almost every state and in countries from Japan to Cork, Ireland, Sibshops are increasingly a part of state and national conferences and as an adjunct to parent support groups throughout the US and elsewhere.

While we are pleased that there is such interest in the model, we need to protect young sibs by making sure that when parents send their children to a Sibshop, they are sending them to a program that reflects the goals and values of the model.

To this end, we have created the Standards of Practice for programs wishing to become a registered Sibshop and use the (trademarked) Sibshop name, a “sound-alike” name (e.g., “Sib Shop”) or the Sibshop logo.  

Download a pdf of the Sibshop Standards of Practice

Join Us At One of Our Workshops or Training Events
The only way to become a first-generation Sibshop facilitator is to attend a two-day Sibshop training.

Even if you don't want to  become a Sibshop facilitator, you can join us for the first day for a lively and rewarding discussion of sibs' issues across the lifespan. 

Please know:
Registration costs are determined by the agencies hosting the workshops and trainings.  For information and to register, please contact these agencies directly. 

Below you'll find dates for upcoming Sibshop facilitator trainings and other sibling workshops.  If you'd like to discuss hosting a training in your community, please drop us a line at