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SIBSHOPS

  • Dun Laoghaire Library (Lexicon)
  • 06 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017
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Price €170 IASW members/€340 non-members

This two day workshop will be facilitated by Don Meyer, the creator of Sibshops

 

Booking for the training is available to social workers ONLY until 8.00am on Friday, 1st September when booking will be opened up to other professions.

BOOKINGS ARE RESTRICTED TO ONE PER PERSON. MULTIPLE BOOKINGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AND WILL RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF ALL PLACES BOOKED. A FULL REFUND WILL BE ISSUED. 

 

Social Workers in Disability, a Special Interest Group of the IASW have secured Don Meyer, director of the Sibling Support Project and creator of Sibshops to facilitate two day training for first generation sibshop facilitators in Ireland. 

Further event details to follow. 

In the meantime, if you have any queries about Sibshops or would like further details about the training visit https://www.siblingsupport.org/about-sibshops

 

SIBSHOP PROGRAMME

 

Friday, 6th October - Day One: Registration from 9.00am

10:00—1:00

Brothers and Sisters of People with Special Needs: Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities

2:15--3:45

A Panel of Adult Brothers and Sisters

4:00—4:45

Sibshops: Getting Started

 

Saurday, 7th October - Day Two: Registration from 9.00am


9:30—10:30

Preparation for Demonstration Sibshop

10:30—2:30

Demonstration Sibshop

2:30—4.00

Debriefing and planning for local Sibshop programs

 

The two-day Sibshop training is one event with two goals and two audiences.

The primary goal is to train new Sibshop facilitators and administrators—that is, adult sibs, service providers, parents and others want to learn how to run a local Sibshop. During the two days of the Sibshop training, they’ll learn about sibs’ life-long concerns, find out how to organize a local Sibshop, and experience what a Sibshop is all about as they join us and local young brothers and sisters for a four-hour Demonstration Sibshop. These trainees attend both days of the Sibshop training. Upon completion of the two-day training, they are considered “first-generation” Sibshop trainees and may (upon registration) start their own local Sibshop.

The secondary goal is to educate parents, service providers, and others about sibs’ ever-changing issues across the lifespan. This is an audience interested in sibling issues, but not necessarily interested in how to run a Sibshop. This audience attends just the first day of the two-day training.

 

Getting there 

The venue is easily accessed by the DART (Dun Laoghaire). 

Buses to Dun Laoghaire are as follows: 

No. 46A (From Phoenix Park To Dun Laoghaire)

No. 63 (From Kilternan Towards Dun Laoghaire)

No. 75 (From Tallaght (The Square) Towards Dun Laoghaire)

Parking

Parking is available in the dlr LexIcon carpark.

  • The entrance to the carpark is off Queen's Road.
  • Opening hours: 7am - 11pm
  • Rate: €2.40 per hour
  • All day parking rate of €6.00