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Supporting Siblings and Caregivers of Youth with Behavioral Challenges

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2024

Free

Supporting Siblings

Intended for parents/caregivers and siblings of youth with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and/or Mental Health Issues

What’s it like?

Over Zoom, siblings meet other children and teens who know what it’s like to have a brother or sister with behavioral challenges. Siblings have a chance to talk, learn coping skills and feel better. The Zoom is facilitated by psychiatrists and trainees at UMass Chan Medical School.

What about parents & caregivers?

First-time participants join a Zoom session led by our trained parent mentor. They learn about the sibling experience, the importance of supporting siblings, and strategies to support siblings. Returning participants join a different Zoom session, led by the program social worker, to address ongoing family challenges that impact siblings.

Registration is required.

We meet the first Thursday night of each month at 5:30pm EST.

  1. Is there a cost?
    • This is a free program.
  2. Who is eligible?
    • All caregivers are eligible if the affected child has siblings of any age. Siblings are eligible if they are 6 – 18 years old and do not have significant behavioral issues of their own.
  3. Can caregivers attend even if siblings do not attend?
    • Yes, and vice versa.
  4. How do I register?
    • To ask questions or reserve your spot, call (857) 523-1145 or email emily.rubin@umassmed.edu. After signing an online consent form, you will receive an email with instructions to log into Zoom.

 

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Details

Date:
October 3
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.autismspeaks.org/events/supporting-siblings-and-caregivers-youth-behavioral-challenges

Venue

Virtual