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.