Thursday, March 3
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Family Support Institute of BC
- 604-540-8374 x 521
SESSION INFO: What is Sibshop?
A safe space for siblings to come together and share what it is like to have a sibling with a disability. Sibshops may be “therapeutic” for kids who attend, but they are not therapy. They are fun activities where the skilled facilitators “sneak” in big questions that the kids can explore in a fun, playful way. They’re a celebration of the many lifelong contributions made by brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.
Who is Sibshop for?
Sibs, of course! Sibshops are for siblings of kids with any disability, including health, physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sibshops are for sibs in the 8-13 year-old age range.
We like to have both family members and professionals as a part of the Sibshop leadership. Parents are often the driving force in getting a Sibshop started. We very much like having “guest” adult sibs as Sibshop facilitators on occasion. All facilitators have gone through a rigorous two day training to become a certified Sibshop facilitator. We want them to truly enjoy the company of kids and have had experience working with kids; to be especially good listeners; and to have the ability to convey a sense of joy, wonder, and fun.
At this parent information session we will explain in depth what types of activities we will do with the siblings, brainstorm the best time for families to have their children attend a sibshop and frequency preferences.
Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) is a provincial not-for-profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability.
FSI is unique in Canada and the only grass roots family to family organization that has a broad volunteer base.
FSI SUPPORTS AND SERVICES ARE FREE TO ANY FAMILY