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Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Sibling Chat: "Navigating Family Dynamics"

Date: July 08, 2020

Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Location: Online

Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) hosts online conversation for siblings of people with disabilities

Register today for a Zoom meeting and open conversation with fellow brothers and sisters of people with disabilities on July 8, 5:30-7 p.m. CST.

This will be an open conversation specifically for siblings of people with disabilities about strategies to resolve family conflict, have tough discussions, and navigate difficult family dynamics. Hear a guest speaker from the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center share strategies for resolving conflict and problem-solving. NOTE: While normally participation from parents, professionals or other “sibling supporters” is welcome, this particular TABS virtual conversation is solely for people who have a brother or sister with a disability, mental health diagnosis or other special healthcare needs. Click here to register for Zoom connection info.

This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.

About TABS
Sibling relationships are often the longest-lasting relationships that a person has in their lifetime. For siblings of people with disabilities, these relationships have a lifelong impact and many siblings eventually take on some level of caregiving role for their brother or sister. Some siblings find themselves providing support to aging parents, siblings with disabilities and their own children at once. TABS is a statewide network that aims to empower and educate siblings of individuals with all types of disabilities by providing information and peer support. TABS welcomes the participation of anyone interested in sibling issues, including but not limited to “siblings-in-law”, professionals, other family members, and those whose siblings with disabilities may have passed away. For more information on Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters, visit the TABS webpage. TABS is the Tennessee state chapter of the national Sibling Leadership Network. Learn more at siblingleadership.org.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).