Sibshops Facilitator Training
with Don Meyer

Friday, April 17, 2015
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Classroom 5, Upper Level
Soloway Jewish Community Center
21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON


Sunday, April 19, 2015
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Teen Lounge
Soloway Jewish Community Center
21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON

During Sibshops Training you will LEARN: 
- 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 your agency or organization provide "sibling-friendly" services.
- How to plan and run Sibshops, the award-winning, kid-friendly mix of peer support and recreation

The primary goal is to train new Sibshops facilitators and administrators – that is, adult sibs, service providers, parents, volunteer facilitators and others who want to learn how to run a local Sibshop.

During the two days of Sibshops training, facilitators in training will learn about sibs’ life-long concerns, find out how to organize local Sibshops, and experience what Sibshops is all about with local sibs for a four-hour demonstration Sibshop.

Upon completion of the two-day training, participants are considered “first-generation” Sibshop facilitators.

Sibshop facilitators must attend both days of training.

The secondary goal is to educate parents, service providers and others about sibs’ ever-changing issues across their life-span. This is for audiences interested in sibling issues, but not necessarily interested in how to run a Sibshop.

This audience only attends Day 1 of the two-day training.

Don Meyer
Don Meyer is the director of The Sibling Support Project and a founder of the SEFAM (Supporting Extended Family Members) program at the University of Washington, which pioneered services for fathers, siblings, and grandparents of children with special needs. 
Don is a leading trainer and educator on sibling support. His humor, warmth, and vast experience make him a favorite with audiences everywhere. As a sought-after speaker, Don has conducted hundreds of workshops on siblings, fathers, and grandparents of children with special needs and trainings on the Sibshop model throughout the world. 

 Training Fees

Training: Day 1
Friday, April 17, 2015
Training: Days 1 & 2
Friday, April 17, 2015 & Sunday, April 19, 2015