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Siblings of Children with Illness
or Disability

The sibling relationship can be complicated. There are extra challenges and stressors when a sibling has an illness or disability. The resources below can help parents provide support to their children and help children understand their complex feelings.

Web Resources

For Parents

For Siblings

For information about specific health conditions check out the rest of the information prescriptions.

Book List

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

You can download, print, and share this list.

Contributors

Thank you to our friends from CAYAC and Pediatric Child Life Services for their contributions.

Disclaimer

This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or