New Edition of Siblings
Since being published for the first time in Australia in 2002, Siblings has been published in the UK (2004; David Fulton publishers) and the US (as Being the Other One - Shambhala Press 2005) and translated into Korean. In this new edition the author has added her learning from the last 12 years as Director of Siblings Australia and also added another chapter on policy issues.
'This is an important book; reassuring to other siblings, helpful to parents and essential reading for professionals.' - Times Educational Supplement, UK
'Siblings is a very special book. What makes it stand apart from many self-help books is its comprehensiveness, its clear writing and its clever planning. It should be part of every family’s library.' - Helen Coverton, Your Health
'After many years of anxiety and guilt, this book, along with the support of other siblings, helped me to rebuild a relationship with my brother that I once thought unachievable.' - Stephanie Fewster
'Siblings sends a lifeline to families of children with disability.' Jill Whittaker, parent
'Reading Siblings has been one of the most emotionally relieving experiences of my life. I related to just about every page, and I cried a lot.' - Leila Pastore, Michigan, USA
'A must read for anyone who has contact with, or has, a disabled sibling in the family.' - Cushla Thornton-Brown, IHC Waikato South Association
'I would recommend this book to parents and extended family who have a combination of disabled (or chronically ill) children and 'normal' children. Even if everything is running smoothly, it may make families aware of potential 'under the surface' feelings that could arise at some stage.' - Nikki Slade Robinson, Scoop books.com NZ
'This book is valuable in recognising the problem and helping to narrow the gap for many who have struggled without adequate support...[Siblings] concludes with a valuable resource list, which has obviously been updated for this revised edition. Readable and highly recommended.' - Julie Wells, ReadPlus
'This book gives reassurance to siblings, who commonly struggle with feelings of isolation, grief, anger, and anxiety, and gives a detailed insight into the emotional rollercoaster.' - Carers (Vic) News. Full review on page 13 of Carers News here
You can order through Siblings Australia here.
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Siblings of people with mental health issues
This factsheet has been developed jointly by Centacare's Navigate program and Siblings Australia. We welcome your feedback.
Whilst the program has been primarily devised for siblings aged between 8 and 12 years, it can be adapted for other age groups.
The program runs for 6x 2 hour OR 2x 5 hour sessions and has been written in detail to provide maximum benefits for facilitators and siblings in the groups. Also, guidelines for running an information session for parents and raising parents’ awareness of siblings needs are provided.