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SuperSibs!

Founder: Melanie Goldfish (see Profile)

http://www.supersibs.org/

YouTube Channel: SuperSibs1

Facebook Fan Page: SuperSibs!

“Ensuring that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized so they may face the future with strength, courage and hope”

SuperSibs! Provides personalized, age-appropriate comfort and care services for siblings (aged 4-18 years) of children who are battling cancer. Other support offerings are tools and resources for Parents/Guardians, Educators and School Personnel, and Medical and Psychosocial professionals in hospitals and organizations. By providing these important support elements, SuperSibs! is working to change the culture of oncology care to ensure ongoing, evidence-based sibling support and healing as standard of care.

Contact:
Sandi Ring, M.S., CCLS
National Director of Outreach and Education SuperSibs!
660 N. First Bank Drive
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: (847) 462-4742

Starbright World

www.starbrightworld.org

Starbright World is part of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. It is an online social network for teens with chronic and life-threatening illness and their siblings.

KIDSCOPE

www.kidscope.org

KIDSCOPE, INC. is a non-profit organization that aims to help children and families cope with having a family member or loved one with cancer. Ultimately, the organization’s resources allow children to better understanding cancer from their point of view.

Resources
  • Siblings Information Network (1-860) 344-7500 (US)

  • Sibling Modules and Workshops
    • Lion in the House SIBLING MODULES

      http://www.supersibs.org/gethelp/resources/lion-in-the-house-sibling-videos/

    • Sibshops Sibling Support Project

      http://www.siblingsupport.org/

      Sibshops are interactive workshops for siblings of children with special needs. The workshops focus on peer support and celebrate the contributions of brothers and sisters.

  • Games
    • Shop Talk Game for Siblings by Lori Wiener, Ph.D.
      • Email: wienerl@mail.nih.gov
  • Journals and Workbooks

    • "Brothers and Sisters Together: A workbook for siblings of siblings who are sick" by Lori Wiener (in EnglishPDF Logo
    • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie (2006) by Jordan Sonnenblick (ISBN # 9780439755207)
      • International award-winning book depicting the sibling journey
    • Shadows in the Sun: The Experiences of Sibling Bereavement in Childhood (Series in Death, Dying and Bereavement) by Betty Davies (ISBN# 0876309112) 1998
    • SuperSibs! Parent Guide for Siblings of Children with Cancer available via info@SuperSibs!.org)
    • What About Me?: When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick, by Allan Peterkin (ISBN # 0945354495) 1992

Disclaimer:
While we tried to include potentially useful resources, this website is not exhaustive. New and additional resources may be available. Please let us know if there is a resource you would like to be included.

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