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A Message for Teen Brothers and Sisters

 

We’re glad you’ve found us!

 

While you are on our website, here are few things you might want to check out:


SibTeen
is a Facebook group just for teen sibs. It's a closed group, meaning only members can read what you write. Visit SibTeen to learn how to connect with other teen sibs from around the world! SibTeen members talk about their brothers and sisters, but they talk about other stuff too.

Sibshops. In case they’re new to you, Sibshops are really fun events for young sibs of kids with special needs. There are hundreds of Sibshops around the world so there might be one near where you live. No Sibshop in your area? You might want to help get one started by writing or calling us at 206-297-6368.

Are you too "old" for the Sibshop in your community? Most Sibshops have teen sibs who are junior facilitators. Being a junior facilitator is a great way to help younger sibs--and junior facilitators say they get a lot out of it too. It can also be a great way to work off those service-learning hours you need to graduate from high school!

Read books by and about young sibs. One of our books is especially for teen sibs: The Sibling Slam Book was written with the help of 80 teen sibs from four countries.

While written primarily for adult sibs, you might also enjoy our newest book, The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensible Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities.

While we’re proud of our books, there are other good books about sib issues for young readers. Here are a few of our favorites:
• Tru Confessions;
• Are You Alone on Purpose?;
• Al Capone Does My Shirts;
• The Sound of Letting Go;
and
• Rules.

While there are number of sib-related movies out there (e.g., Benny and Joon, Rainman) everyone’s favorite seems to be What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? with Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s our favorite too! Learn about sib-related books and movies here.

As a teen sib, you might like this short paper: What Siblings Would Like Parents and Service Providers to Know.

, if you’d like!

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
Upcoming Events
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Mar 03, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017 — Las Vegas, Nevada
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 — Fargo, North Dakota
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 01, 2017 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops May 04, 2017 - May 05, 2017 — Boston, Massachusetts
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Sep 29, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 — Midland, Texas
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017 — Dublin, Ireland
Upcoming events…