Siblings group leaders
Get your sibling group for children off to the right start by using the information on these pages to structure and evaluate your group, to get ideas for sibling group activities and for how to use sibling group discussions.
Reasons for running a sibling group
Look at the benefits for siblings of attending a sibling group based on the F.R.A.M.E. model.
Setting up your sibling group
Read our guidance for group leaders on staffing, funding, planning, and evaluating a sibling group.
The 90 minute sibling group
The 90 minute sibling group session can be run by as a stand alone session, or as part of a regular support group for siblings.
Facilitating sibling group discussion
Techniques for encouraging group discussion and for dealing with sibling issues that arise.
Group activities - fun
Fun activities give siblings an opportunity to make friends and enjoy themselves.
Group activities - relieving isolation
The activities for relieving isolation help siblings connect with other facing similar situations.
Group activities - acknowledging feelings
The acknowledging feelings activities help siblings discuss and value the unique feelings and experiences of being a sibling.
Group activities - enhancing knowledge
The enhancing knowledge activities help siblings learn about their brother or sister’s condition or disability.
Group activities - coping strategies
The coping strategies help siblings learn and practice strategies to help them to manage difficult situations.