APPLETON, Wis. (Jan. 5, 2018) – Catalpa Health, a mental health and wellness service provider for children and adolescents in the Fox Valley, is offering the Sibshop Series to help siblings of children with mental health challenges.
Kids ages 8 – 14 growing up with sisters and brothers with emotional and mental health concerns are invited to a special series of Sibshops® from January through May of 2018. The Catalpa Sibshop Series is a collaboration between Catalpa Health and WisconSibs and is funded by a grant from the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region. As a result of the grant, the five Sibshops will be free for participants.
Sibshops are celebrations of the important role of “typical” sisters and brothers of kids with disabilities and special health care needs. Led by trained facilitators, these workshops combine recreation, information, discussion and connection opportunities with other siblings in a lively, relaxed setting that emphasizes a kid’s-eye view of sibling issues.
The sessions will be held on these Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m.: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 26 and May 17. The April 26 event will also feature a separate parent discussion session. The location will be the Catalpa Heath Day Treatment Center located at, 1920 N. Casaloma Drive, just south of Fox Cities Stadium.
To register for any or all of these sessions, call the WisconSibs office at 920-968-1742 or email [email protected].
The Catalpa Series is in addition to the regular Sibshops, camps, social events and future planning sessions offered by WisconSibs, Inc. for siblings of various ages.
For more information about these resources visit, www.wisconsibs.org.
Catalpa Health provides mental health services including psychiatric evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, psychological evaluations and concussion testing to children and teens, as well as mental health therapy to children, teens and families throughout the Fox Valley, Oshkosh and Waupaca. A collaboration of Affinity Health System, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare, Catalpa Health believes in community partnerships and works with other mental health providers to ensure that all children and teens are receiving the right care at the right time, close to home.