It's time to know how people are impacted
Sibling Support Network is conducting an online survey for people 18 years of age or older, to investigate how the death of a blood-related or fictive kin sibling to a violent crime affects the mental, emotional, physical, and financial health of the surviving siblings.
Why is this important? Currently, there is no support structure for people who have lost siblings to a violent crime. The survey will help us gain a better understanding of the emotional and psychological issues surviving siblings are dealing with. Sibling Support Network will use the results of the survey to create targeted and effective programs, workshops, and trainings for people who have been impacted, community members, and mental health professionals.
Support at your fingertips
The Siblings Support Network- Support Guide is a handbook full of helpful tips on how family members, friends, and community members can assist a person who has lost either a blood-related or fictive kin sibling to a violent crime.
The guide is not exhaustive and should not be used as an alternative to appropriate professional treatment or seeking medical attention.
It is, however, an introduction to a process we all can follow to ensure the health and well-being of those who have loss a sibling to violent crime.
Download a free version of the guide today!
SIBLING SUPPORT NETWORK
SUPPORT GUIDE PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP
When faced with someone enduring the loss of a sibling to a violent crime, sometimes we don't know what to say or do. In this presentation and workshop participants will explore different ways on how to care for the mental health, and emotional well-beings needs of a person who has lost either a blood-related or fictive kin sibling to a violent crime. The workshop will allow participants to examine their current practices, and behaviors in such circumstances, and to create new, culturally responsive ways in how to respond.
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Sibling Support Network offers Adult Mental Health First Aid training, and the Sibling Support Network- Support Guide presentation and workshop.
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YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HEAL.
Lead by The Collective STL, Sibling Support Network will host virtual, culturally responsive trauma informed yoga classes for people who have lost blood-related or fictive kin siblings to a violent crime, or have a sibling surviving injury.
All of us live within a historical, cultural, racial, and ethnic context. Culturally relevant trauma informed practices considers such context while creating a space for healing and liberation for the participants.
For the virtual class you'll need a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket. If you don't have a mat lay something on the floor that will be comfortable for you to lay on.
The Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
This class is open to and welcomes all ages, and gender expressions.