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Sibs Place Inc

SIBSPlace is a free therapeutic support program for children ages 5- 17 who have a sibling with a devastating medical illness or a parent with cancer. SIBSPlace provides expressive arts activities, helps to develop coping skills, provides dinner and homework support, bereavement counseling and so much more.

www.sibsplace.org Tax ID 81-3485876

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SIBSPLACE (Survivorship in Brothers and Sisters) is a free program serving well children ages 5-17, who are living with a sibling with cancer or another devastating medical illness, or a parent with cancer. SIBSPlace provides guided therapeutic peer support to help well children develop skills to cope with the traumatic and emotional impact of a loved one’s medical diagnosis.

A Place Where A Child MATTERS Most

Mastery and Development of coping and empowerment skills helps increase a child’s self-expression

Attention is paid to the unique experience and needs of the well child

Therapeutic creative arts activities increase self-awareness and emotional vocabulary

Traumatic reactions are processed, feelings validated and a sense of consistency is restored

Education is geared toward decreasing confusion/misperceptions

Resiliency is fostered through group work facilitated by skilled professionals

Support through peer interactions normalizes the well child’s experience

SIBSPlace is affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital.

Services provided include:

  • Therapeutic creative arts activities
  • Age based peer support groups
  • Homework support
  • Anticipatory grief
  • Parent support group
  • Dinner
  • Socialization opportunities
  • Family engagement events
  • Summer camp
  • Bereavement services
  • Monthly pre-teen and teen group
  • Peer engagement events
  • Off-site contractual services
  • Education and awareness presentations