Date(s) - 03/06/2019 - 03/07/2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


301 Grove Street, Lynchburg, VA

Participants Will Learn:

  • What to do about the concerns often experienced by brothers and sister: peer issues, resentment, loss, and concerns about the future.
  • How to increase the unique opportunities often experienced by siblings, including compassion, advocacy, insight, and tolerance.
  • Strategies to decrease sibling’ concerns and increase their opportunities.
  • How to help your agency provide “sibling-friendly” services.
  • How to plan and run Sibshops, the award-winning, kid-friendly mix of peer support and recreation


Educational Workshop: Wed | Certification: Wed & Thu

Educational Workshop: $70 | Certification: $175 | $225 after 2/22

Sibshops: Educational Workshop (Wed)

Emily Holl, the director of the Sibling Support Project, will use a large group discussion format to educate parents, service providers, educators, and others about siblings’ ever changing issues across the life span. The intended audience of this workshop includes parents, family members, and service providers from schools, mental health, social services, and public health fields. Lunch will be included. Register by 3/3.

Sibshops: Certification (Wed & Thur)

Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. During this workshop participants will earn the logistics of planning and implementing local Sibshop programs for school age children. Training will also feature a live Sibshops demonstration workshop led by Emily Holl and local siblings. This workshop is intended for family members, teachers, psychologists, social workers, service providers, and anyone who wants to learn how to run a local Sibshop. Lunch will be included. Register by 3/3.


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