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Illinois Online Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop (FREE!)

Please no inquiries from non-IL residents, thank you! This training is presented by the Sibling Leadership Network and Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters, in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. This project is supported, in part by grant number CFDA 93.630, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.
When Aug 18, 2020 12:00 AM to
Aug 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Where Zoom
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This training will take place daily for 90 minutes August 18-21, 2020. Days #1-3 will be 90 minutes. Day #4 will be 2 hours in duration. Participants attend consecutive sessions at the same time daily.Two sessions will be offered daily. Participants must register for one session, and attend at the same time for each of the 4 consecutive days.

Session A: 2:00-3:30 p.m. CDT
More infomration/to register:  https://www.sibsnetwork.org/event/online-sibshop-workshop-central-il-session-a/?fbclid=IwAR3zTIRhTlszF1VrPxtjWvaWm98OAuV1z2XtEIVaoJIP5Z8E5abXYux8IgM

Session B:  6:30-8:00 p.m. CDT
More infomration/to register:  https://www.sibsnetwork.org/event/online-sibshop-workshop-central-il-session-b/?fbclid=IwAR2rIQ-zROgW1L0WgoVks_f8tGmgrRjBd42-eTV5UD1-uoYxGdFexpqczFA

Primary goal/audience: To train new Sibshop facilitators and administrators who want to learn how to run a Sibshop.  Trainees attend 4 online sessions over 4 consecutive days, to learn about sibs’ life-long concerns, find out how to organize a Sibshop, and experience an online Demonstration Sibshop. These trainees must attend all 4 sessions of the training to become a Certified Sibshop Facilitator.  Upon completion of the training, Certified Sibshop Facilitators may register and start their own local Sibshop.

Secondary goal/audience: To educate parents, service providers, and others about sibs’ ever-changing issues across the lifespan.  Participants are interested in sibling issues, but not necessarily in running a Sibshop.  This audience attends only session #1-#3 of the online training. 


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The only way to become a first-generation Sibshop facilitator is to attend a two-day Sibshop training.

Even if you don't want to  become a Sibshop facilitator, you can join us for the first day for a lively and rewarding discussion of sibs' issues across the lifespan. 

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Registration costs are determined by the agencies hosting the workshops and trainings.  For information and to register, please contact these agencies directly. 

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