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Breakfast at SSCY: Let’s Talk Sibs
December 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Topic: Let’s Talk Sibs: A Developmental Approach to Involving Sibs in Family Centred Care: Why Sibs Need our Support and what we can do to Provide it
Having a sibling with differences provides the typically developing sibling(s) with both unique opportunities and unique challenges. However, very often siblings’ issues are under serviced and they are often left out of important information regarding their brothers or sisters. Sibshops is an international program that provides siblings with peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting.
Julie Walsh, MSW, RSW, is a Registered Social Worker and family therapist who has been facilitating Sibshops and presenting about sibling’s experiences since 2011. Grace Pagtakhan is a post-baccalaureate student at the University of Manitoba. She has two younger brothers who are autistic, and she has been a peer mentor and facilitator with the Sibshops program since 2012.
In this presentation you will learn about:
- The importance of involving and supporting siblings
- Common concerns siblings may have and ways we can support them
- What Sibshops are
You will also hear from a sibling about her experiences and how she feels service providers could help. Let’s Talk Sibs presentations are funded by the CHILD-BRIGHT SPOR Network and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.
Webinar: The session is available as a webinar; visit our website to register and watch live or to watch the recording: http://sscy.ca/about-sscy/breakfast-at-sscy/