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:
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
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.
JCFS Chicago utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website.