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Michigan Introduction to Sibshops and SibShop Facilitator Training

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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

3899 Coolidge Rd.

East Lansing, MI 48823

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Introduction to Sibshops and Sibshop Facilitator Training

Please join us Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 for a Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop conducted by Emily Holl, Director of the Sibling Support Project.

What are Sibshops?

Sibshops are celebrations of the many contributions made by siblings of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the sibling of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between. They reflect a belief that siblings have much to offer one another – if they are given a chance. Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games, new friends and discussion activities.

Who Should Attend?

Facilitator Training – Anyone interested in sibling issues, who would like to learn how to run a Sibshop of their own. Attendees interested in becoming a facilitator would attend both days of the Sibshop training (Friday, May 1 & Saturday May 2).

Introduction to Sibshops – Parents, caregivers, service providers, educators, community partners, Local Health Department staff, etc. Attendees who would like to know more about Sibshops and sibling issues, but not interested in how to run a Sibshop would attend this training, just day one (Friday, May 1).

Adult Sibling Panel – We are searching for 4-7 adults who have a sibling with special needs to participate on a sibling panel held on day one (Friday, May 1).

Demonstration Sibshop – We are searching for 20 young siblings (ages 8-to-13) of children with special needs to join us on day two (Saturday, May 2).


Day 1: Participants will learn about many characteristics of brothers and sisters of people with special needs, including their unique concerns and opportunities.

Later, participants will discuss the needs and concerns of siblings with a panel of adult brothers and sisters. This will help participants obtain a well-rounded understanding of what it's like being a sibling of someone with special needs across the lifespan.

Day 2: Sibshop facilitator trainees will undergo a Demonstration Sibshop for local young brothers and sisters. This includes:

• Preparation • Demonstration Sibshop

• Debriefing about the Sibshop • Planning for future local Sibshop programs


ASSISTANCE

If you need assistance with mileage, childcare or hotel accommodations, please call the Family Phone Line at 800-359-3722 and ask for someone within the Family Center.


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3899 Coolidge Rd.

East Lansing, MI 48823

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