Resources – Siblings

Programs & Information

How to Have Fun With Your Siblings – we like these simple suggestions from wikiHow staff for kids, teens, and adults, but denounce some other posts that promote sibling bullying! (and wish the illustrations were more inclusive): “you probably spend a lot of time around your siblings, so make the most of it and find ways of having fun together. Work on building a closer relationship, figure out what you enjoy doing, and take turns picking out fun activities.”

Caring for Mom & Dad

Caregiving with Your Siblings – resources from the Family Caregiver Alliance which provides “services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers.”

Caring for Mom & Dad – a website of links, from the people who brought the PBS documentary series of the same name.

Children

More Fun with Sisters and Brothers – “teaches 4 to 8 year-old children the key social and emotional competencies that research has shown are critical for fun, friendly and low-conflict sibling interactions.”

Foster Care & Adoption

Sibling Bill of Rights, I Have the Right, Oregon Department of Human Services

Sibling Bill of Rights Commissioner’s Form, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Sibling Groups in Child Welfare Information Gateway. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.

Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption in Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2019). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.

Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Adult Sibling Toolkit, National Down Syndrome Congress – “Siblings can use this information to be effective advocates and perhaps, caregivers, after their parents are no longer able” [to support their sibling].

The Arc – “the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families.” They publish Sibling Scene e-newsletter and offer a host of other resources and supports for families and siblings of people with disabilities.

Sibling Leadership Network – “provides siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.”

Sibling Support Project – “a national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special developmental, health, and mental health needs.” They provide online support groups, local chapters, publications, and they emphasize play as a means of learning and coping.

Sibling Sexual Experience

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth – “How do you know if sibling sexual experiences are normative or concerning?”

“There Is Hope After Sibling Sexual Abuse” – A blog to reassure adults who feel that their childhood sexual experiences were traumatizing.

Podcasts

Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson – “Sibling Revelry explores the sibling bond, family dynamics, the human mind, and so much more.” Launched 11/3/19.

Relativity – “Catherine Carr will bring siblings together to talk about the connections they have with each other as adults, as well as what it was like growing up. But she’ll also talk to them separately, to get a private take on the relationship.” Launched 12/9/20.

Sibling Stories – a limited Special Series on NPR exploring various aspects of sibling relationships, including animal siblings, sibling rivalry, only children, and different personalities. 

Siblinghood – on WNYC Death, Sex & Money from 2015. Single episode addressing of the challenges faced by adult siblings.  

Storycorps – Search the site for ‘brother’, ‘sister’, or ‘sibling’ and find a number of stories about sibling relationships.

Family Business Podcasts

Enterprising Families Podcast – Hosted by Tsitsi Mutendi and sponsored by Nhaka Legacy Planning. “An in-depth look at the everyday issues that affect Family Businesses and Family Enterprises.”

Family IN Business – Hosted by Esther Choy and sponsored by the The John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises. “A podcast that features stories of leaders, their families, and the family enterprises they transformed.”

The Family Business Podcast – Hosted by Russ Haworth. “Family businesses are collectively unique and whilst the names, faces and personalities may be different the experiences are often more common than you think.”

The Family Business Voice – Hosted by Tharawat Magazine. “More than half of all businesses globally are family-owned or operated…Their stories, a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere, deserve to be told.”


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