Center on Sibling Dynamics™

Addressing sibling conflict, trauma, and friendship

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“Let it Out!” – facilitated peer discussion groups

“Let it Out!” is our series of facilitated peer Discussion Groups and Support Groups. We will offer four staff-led groups addressing our sibling relationships for people 18 and older: three closed 10-week Discussion Groups, and an open weekly Sibling Bereavement Group. 

  1. Targeted Siblings* – I felt bullied or diminished by my sibling, it’s hard to shake off.
  2. Aggressive Siblings* – I want to be nicer to my sibling, but I’m not sure how to change.
  3. Sibling Caring for a Parent* – We don’t agree on the division of labor or who makes decisions.
  4. Sibling Bereavement – I want to share with others whose sibling also died recently or long ago.

* Family members are not permitted to join this group together

Learn more about our “Let it Out!” groups and what to expect.

Who is a sibling? Who do you regard as a sibling? For these services this includes those with a shared biological mother and/or father, adopted siblings, those in shared foster care, or those from a shared household. For “only children,” a sibling can include a cousin, close friend, or neighbor who is ‘like a brother/sister/sibling.’ With social media and digital games, a sibling can include someone online with whom one develops an intimate sibling-like relationship.

Contact us if you are interested in joining one of our groups.

Please read our full set of Disclaimers.


Programs & Information  (Children  |  Foster Care & Adoption  |  Siblings of Individuals w/Disabilities  |  Sexual Experiences)


Books & Articles
Film & Television

Art Galleries

Paintings & Drawings
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Images (clockwise from top):

Shirley Charlton, No More Tears Brother, 2009, pastel on paper. © Shirley Charlton | Fair Use.
Abbott Handerson Thayer, Brother and Sister (Mary and Gerald Thayer), 1889, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Brian J. Kelly, Siblings. 2014. on flickr.
J.K. Califf, Siblings. 2011. on flickr.

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