Sibshop Training


Sibshop Training


Join CFSS for this unique training opportunity…

Sibshops provide brothers and sisters peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting.

This training is perfect for clinicians, educators, and system partners who are looking to develop a Sibshop program within their community.

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This training is perfect for clinicians, educators, and system partners who are looking to develop a SibShop program within their community.

Topics covered during this training will include:

  • What to do about the concerns often experienced by brothers and sisters: peer issues, resentment, loss, and concerns about the future (just to name a few!)

  • How to increase the unique opportunities often experienced by siblings, including compassion, advocacy, insight, and tolerance

  • Strategies to decrease siblings’ concerns and increase their opportunities

  • How to help your agencies provide “sibling-friendly” services

  • How to plan and run Sibshops, the award-winning, kid-friendly mix of peer support and recreation


Day One /// Brothers and Sisters of People with Special Needs: Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities

Day 1 focuses on the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by brothers and sisters of people with special needs. During this workshop, participants share what they have observed in their families or the families they serve.

Participants also learn what researchers, clinicians, and siblings themselves say about growing up with siblings who have special needs.

Implications for parents and service providers will be discussed throughout the workshop.

A panel of adult siblings will be present to engage in large group discussion.

Day Two /// Demonstration Sibshop

Participating in this workshop is the very best way to learn about what Sibshops are all about. During the Demonstration Sibshop, participants will put on their jeans, T-shirts, and sneakers to join our presenter, Emily Holl, as she conducts a Sibshop for local brothers and sisters.

This workshop provides participants with the materials and know-how they will need to start, plan, and conduct the activities for their own first Sibshop. The Demonstration Sibshop can also be the “kick-off” for an on-going program in the host community.

Following the Sibshop, trainees will debrief and finalize plans for creating Sibshops in their communities.


Child & Family Support Services
10439 S. 51st St., Suite #100
Phoenix, AZ 85044


Friday, October 11: 9am to 3:30pm

Saturday, October 12: 9am to 3:30pm


Clinicians, educators, and system partners looking to develop a SibShop program