Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

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P.H. Brookes Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1994 - Psychology - 237 pages
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Children who have brothers and sisters with special needs have needs of their own - needs that are often overlooked. This practical resource details Sibshops, the award-winning program that brings together 8- to 13-year-olds to express their good - and maybe not so good - feelings about having brothers and sisters with disabilities. And because Sibshops provide support and information in a recreational atmosphere, siblings have fun while they learn.

From start to finish, this illustrated source book describes how to organize a Sibshop... Get ready... This user-friendly guide explains how to plan a Sibshop from scratch. Get set... Next, "Sibshops" demonstrates how to turn a plan into action. GO! The fun begins! This hands-on resource details the many activities and group discussions that have made Sibshops so successful - and so enjoyable for everyone.

The easy-to-use Sibshop format also can be adapted to work with siblings of children with special concerns - cancer, HIV infection, epilepsy, or emotional disabilities. Teachers, psychologists, social workers, parents, and other professionals can use "Sibshops" to provide much-needed support that encourages learning, sharing, and having fun!

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Contents

What Are Sibshops
1
Unusual Concerns
7
Information Needs of Siblings
35
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Don Meyer is the Director of the Sibling Support Project of the Arc of the United States and the creator of the Sibshop model. His previous books include VIEWS FROM OUR SHOES (Woodbine House, 1997) and UNCOMMON FATHERS (Woodbine House, 1995).

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