Upcoming Dates

In-person sessions: 1-3:30pm
Virtual sessions: 6-7pm

Upcoming In-Person and Virtual Sibshops

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old.

Fall 2023 JCFS Sibshops for Children and Teens, ages 6-16

This fall we will be offering Sibshops for both children and teens at our Northbrook location. We will begin each Sibshop as a large group for an opening activity and then separate into age groups (children and teens). 

Fall In-Person Sibshop Dates for Children/Teens, ages 6-16 are as follows:

August 27
October 15
November 12
December 10

All In-Person Sibshops are on Sundays from 1pm to 3:30pm at our Northbrook location, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200. 

Virtual Sibshops, ages 7-12 (will be offered for Teens if there are enough participants)Thursdays, 6-7pm

September 21
October 26
November 30

Virtual Sibshops are for children who cannot participate in person AND for siblings who wish to connect between the in-person Sibshops. 

In-Person Sibshops are $30 per session; partial scholarships are available. Virtual Sibshops are free of charge. Pre-registration is required for in-person and virtual Sibshops. Please contact Yuto Kanii or Tammy Besser if you have any questions and/or to request registration materials.

Registration is per Sibshop. Virtual Sibshops are free but registration is required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Tammy Besser, LCSW
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