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NEW online workshops for parents

60 minute online workshops for up to 15 participants

Introduction to supporting siblings

This workshop is for:

Parents of disabled children who want to know more about supporting siblings.  It will help parents of disabled children find ways of giving attention, information, and support to the other children in their families

This workshop is not for professional workers.

What participants will gain:

  • Insight into siblings’ needs and experiences
  • Practical ideas for giving siblings attention
  • Further sources of information

Cost:

£185

To find out more or to book a workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs

Here’s what parents have to say after attending our online workshops:

“Very comfortable and informal. Learnt a lot”

“The information imparted was needed especially at this time, but the suggestions really have helped me immediately to change some of my ‘default’ behaviours and to see better how my child with lesser outburst ASD symptoms must have needs met better”

“Very grateful for such an informative talk. I hope there are follow up talks as would like to hear more.”

“This is an informative session that also makes you aware of your place in a wider community of other parents in the same situation.”

“Yes very useful. Good in giving you ideas. Interesting to hear from The CEO … a ‘sibling’ herself”

“Worth every minute!”

“Well worth attending so that you can support your other children.”


How to deal with sibling rivalry

This workshop is for:

Parents of disabled children who would like to learn more about managing the relationship between siblings.  The focus of the workshop will be on supporting siblings and it aims to help parents identify the behaviours arising from sibling rivalry and suggests relevant strategies for parents to use.

This workshop is not for professional workers.

What participants will gain:

  • how to spot if your sibling child is having difficulty coping
  • what to do if your sibling isn’t getting on with their brother or sister
  • ideas on addressing difficult behaviour between siblings.

Cost:

£185

To find out more or to book a workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs


Challenging behaviour

This workshop is for:

Parents of disabled children who would like to learn more about managing the relationship between siblings.  The focus of the workshop will be on supporting siblings and it aims to help parents identify the difficulties for siblings whose brother or sister displays behaviour which challenges.

This workshop is not for professional workers.

What participants will gain:

  • how to spot if your sibling child is having difficulty coping
  • What you can do as a parent to support your sibling child
  • Ideas for making plans and keeping siblings safe

Cost:

£185

To find out more or to book a workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs


Talking to young siblings about the future

This workshop is for:

As a parent one of the hardest things to think about is what is going to happen in the future. This is particularly the case if your child who is disabled or has additional needs requires a lot of support and care from others. Siblings from the teenage years onwards, begin wondering who will support their brother or sister if their parents are not able to. This workshop will help you think about how you can talk to your sibling child about the future.

This workshop is not for professional workers.

What participants will gain:

  • Insight into siblings’ needs and concerns
  • Practical ideas for making plans
  • Further sources of information

Cost:

£185

To find out more or to book a workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs

 


 NEW online workshops for Grandparents/wider family members

60 minute online workshops for up to 15 participants

Introduction to supporting siblings

This workshop is for:

Most family members want to offer support but often don’t know how. This workshop is an introduction for grandparents, aunts and uncles who want to better support siblings of disabled children in their families.

This workshop is not for professional workers.

What participants will gain:

  • Insight into siblings’ needs and experiences
  • Practical ideas for giving siblings attention
  • Further sources of information

Cost:

£185

To find out more or to book a workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs

 

NEW online workshop for professional workers 

Introduction to supporting siblings

60 minute online workshop for up to 15 participants (but can be adapted to meet different needs/skill levels and could run for a longer period.  For example, this could include how to talk to parents about the needs of siblings)
Handouts provided.

This workshop is for:

Professionals working with families who have disabled children, to better understand the needs of siblings and to think about how they can address them in their current practice

What participants will gain:

  • Insight into siblings’ needs and experiences
  • Practical ideas for supporting parents to help siblings
  • Further sources of information

Here’s what professionals have to say after attending our online workshops:

Really interesting and informative. Presentation was engaging – lots of useful information presented in a compact/concise way, easy to follow, not too heavy. Lots of food for thought! Following the workshop, I watched the Ted Talk that was referred to – Recognising Glass Children – really powerful and emotive – thank you for recommending. Thank you for an enjoyable workshop.”

“The presenter was a sibling so it was good to hear their story. The session made me think about the pressures some siblings face and how we sometimes as professionals ignore their needs.”

“For me, I now have a better and refreshed knowledge about the challenges that siblings of the children I work with may be facing so I can bring this into the work I do and it will definitely be something I discuss more with parents”

Cost:

£185

To find out more or to book a workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs

 


Online Workshops for adult siblings

Managing feelings

3 hour in house event, 10-15 participants

This workshop is for:

This workshop is for adult siblings who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister

Purpose of the workshop:

To help adult siblings cope with their feelings as siblings and to feel part of a supportive community of others who understand their situation

Adult siblings will gain:

  • Acknowledgement of their unique experiences and feelings as siblings – both positive and negative
  • Tips for managing their feelings
  • A support network of adult siblings
  • Information on where to get further help and support

Cost

Cost: Statutory sector £600, Voluntary sector £500 – plus trainer expenses

To book a workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs


Planning for the future

3-4 hour in house event, 10 – 15 participants

This workshop is for:

This workshop is for adult siblings who have an adult brother or sister with a life-long learning disability

Purpose of the workshop:

To help adult siblings make informed choices about the role they want to play in future care and support, and to provide them with information on the practical aspects of planning for the future

Adult siblings will gain:

  • Acknowledgement of their concerns about future care and support
  • Tips for making decisions about the role they want to have
  • Information about care and support options, personal budgets, managing finances, mental capacity and making decisions for someone else, legal and financial planning, support for carers….
  • Ideas for communicating with parents and other family members around future planning
  • Confidence to take the first steps around planning for the future

Cost: Statutory sector £600, Voluntary sector £500 – plus trainer expenses

To book this workshop for your group or organisation contact Sibs


Bespoke training

Sibs also runs bespoke in-house training for organisations on a range of sibling issues. Talk to us about your training needs.