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SUPPORTING ILLINOIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS' Fundraiser:

Sibshop Workshop Training Program

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THE STORY:

Throughout their lives, brothers and sisters will share many—if not most—of the same concerns that parents of children with special needs experience, as well as issues that are uniquely theirs. With the exception of the child’s parents, no one in the family spends more time with the child who has a disability than their brothers and/or sisters. And, because the sibling relationship is usually the longest-lasting relationship in a family, brothers and sisters will likely be involved throughout the adult life of their sibling with disabilities.
Sibshops offer peer groups that include open and lively conversations, recreational and educational activities which gives the siblings a chance to meet with other kids their age with similar family dynamics.

SIBS want to provide the Sibshop Workshop for the Chicagoland area. SIBS and other sibling support groups in Illinois receive frequent calls from caregivers and professionals wanting to establish their own Sibshop program, learn more about Sibshops or receive training.

The last Sibshop Workshop was held in 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Over 100 people attended and at least 7 new Sibshop providers developed due to the training. Our goal is to bring another training to Illinois and the Chicagoland area so that more people can be trained and more Sibshops can be formed.

Sibshop Workshop Breakdown:

-What to do about the concerns often experienced by brothers and sisters:peer issues, resentment, loss, and concerns about the future (just to name a few!)

-How to increase the unique opportunities often experienced by siblings, including compassion, advocacy, insight, and tolerance

-Strategies to decrease siblings’ concerns and increase their opportunities

-How to help agencies provide “sibling-friendly” services

-How to plan and run Sibshops- kid-friendly mix of peer support and recreation

This program will change how agencies think about the families they serve--and provide staff with easy-to-implement programs that not only help the siblings but really serve to help the entire family.

The two-day Sibshop training is one event with two goals and two audiences.

The primary goal is to train new Sibshop facilitators and administrators. During the two day Sibshop training, attendees will learn about sibs’ life-long concerns, find out how to organize a local Sibshop, and experience what a Sibshop is all about as attendees get to experience local young brothers and sisters for a four-hour Demonstration Sibshop. Sibshop facilitator trainees must attend both days of the Sibshop training. Upon completion of the two-day training, they are considered “first-generation” Sibshop trainees and may (upon registration) start their own local Sibshop.

The secondary goal is to educate attendees about sibs’ ever-changing issues across the life span. This is an audience interested in sibling issues, but not necessarily interested in how to run a Sibshop. This audience also attends the first day of the two-day training.

SIBS action plan is to partner with other agencies in order to provide location, volunteers, food, materials and registration.

SIBS is a small non-profit organization run strictly by volunteers. We do not receive funding and do not have the current funds available to host this training.

$375

MONEY RAISED
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  • SUPPORTING ILLINOIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS

    $25

  • Deb Russo

    $100

  • Bruce and Nora Handler

    $100

  • Don Meyer

    $50

  • Katherine Hamann

    $100

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8% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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tara conley

Amount Raised

$100

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Deb Russo

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$100

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Nora Handler

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$100

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Lorraine Davenport

Amount Raised

$50

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SUPPORTING ILLINOIS BROTHERS AND SI...

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$25

 

1% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Tammy Besser

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Sharon Dutkovich

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Mike Kaminsky

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Donor Comments

Katherine Hamann

Katherine Hamann

DONATION: $100

A tribute to my sib, Margaret Doering 4 years ago

Don Meyer

Don Meyer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Bruce and Nora Handler

Bruce and Nora Handler

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Deb Russo

Deb Russo

DONATION: $100

In honor of my brother Charles who has Down Syndrome. 4 years ago

SUPPORTING ILLINOIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS

SUPPORTING ILLINOIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS

DONATION: $25

For all the brothers and sisters that need support. 4 years ago