SibLink: Celebrating, Serving, and Connecting Brothers and Sisters of Children with Illness and Disability
The vast majority of children have brothers and sisters. Siblings play together, eat together, and share the same parents. So, when a child has a medical,
developmental, or behavioral problem, siblings are affected. Siblings are where treatment and services are provided - in the home, school, and community.
However, siblings usually do not have access to information and support like their parents.
The SibLink program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital addresses the needs of brothers and sisters of children with medical, developmental, or behavioral
problems. SibLink groups give siblings the chance to ask questions and learn about their brother or sister’s illness or disability in words they can
understand. Siblings meet other kids who know just how they feel.
SibLink is hosting an Open House from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday September 16, 2013 in Room 151 at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, so that interested
families can learn more about the program. The SibLink Open House is open to all families who have children with medical, developmental, or psychiatric
diagnoses - regardless of where their children receive their care. SibLink is currently enrolling brothers and sisters 4-7 years old, 8-12 years old, and
The SibLink program is offered by Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
More information on SibLink and the SibLink Open House is available by calling (401) 444-8945, or visit our website at: