Sibshops and Sibling Issues for Parents and Caregivers
Do you have a child with a disability and a typically developing child? Do you ever wonder about your typically developing child’s experience as a sibling? Do you wonder about how to best support them? Do you wonder what happens in Sibshops?
Please join us for a parent workshop about siblings of children with disabilities. We will discuss the needs, concerns, and opportunities that are frequently experienced by siblings of people with disabilities. We will try some Sibshop activities and discuss how Sibshops and other practical strategies can support them.
This session is free and parents are encouraged to join us to learn, listen, and ask questions.
Speaker Bio: Tamara (Tammy) Besser, LCSW, NCG has worked with children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families for over thirty years in direct care, clinical management, and administrative roles. Tammy has coordinated and facilitated Sibshops at JCFS Chicago for 20 years. She has presented on siblings issues to parent, paraprofessional and professional groups on numerous occasions as well as moderated panels of adult siblings. Tammy was trained by and has trained with Don Meyer, author of Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs. Tammy contributed Sibshop activities to the revised edition of Sibshops and was part of the national workgroup that developed the Sibshop Standards of Practice.