"I know I can stay at SIBSPlace when mom can't come home because she taking care of my brother. AT SIBS I get all the help I need."
A sibling's feelings of abandonment are resolved at SIBSPlace.
"At home everyone is always asking about my brother. At SIBSPlace I know it is all about me!"
At SIBSPlace feelings of jealousy are accepted and addressed.
"At SIBSPlace I can talk about how I am always worried that something bad is going to happen to my brother, he's been sick for so long."
The overwhelming fear of a child is discussed and is lessened at SIBSPlace.
"At SIBSPlace we talk about wishes. I wish I had a superpower that could make all the children who are sick feel better."
A 5 year old child can overcome her sadness and feel empowered at SIBSPlace.
"At SIBSPlace they taught me that I can't catch cancer from my sister."
At SIBSPlace, a 9 year old child's misperceptions can be corrected.
"I'm glad I can come to SIBS PLACE because I'm not allowed to have play dates with other children or I might get my brother sick."
A child's feelings of isolation turn into a sense of connectedness to peers at SIBSPlace.
"My sister is sick so I can never get upset at her at home for taking my toys, but at SIBSPlace I can tell everybody how I really feel."
At SIBSPlace a child knows that it's okay to share feelings of anger.
"At SIBSPlace I don't have to feel guilty, I know I can just be me!"
A child's feelings of guilt can be relieved at SIBSPlace.
"At SIBSPlace I'm not uncomfortable talking with my friends about how my sister looks."
Children's feelings of embarrassment are expressed, normalized and accepted at SIBSPlace.
If you are interested in learning more about SIBSPlace, please contact
Suzanne Kornblatt, LMSW, at (516) 374-3000.
“SIBSPlace…A Place Where A Child Matters Most!”
SIBSPlace • 1420 Broadway • Hewlett, NY 11557 • (516) 374-3000 • sibsplace.org