Supporting Siblings When a Brother or Sister is Receiving Residential Interventions

A Building Bridges Initiative Tip Sheet

Supporting Siblings When a Brother or Sister is Receiving Residential Interventions:
Key Issues and Tips for Providers and Families

This document was developed by the Building Bridges Initiative Youth and Family Work Group and
was written by Dr. Lauren Polvere. The tips provided were developed based on feedback and
guidance from providers, family members and youth.

This new tip sheet describes the importance of sibling support and provides helpful strategies that
can be used by providers, leaders in residential and community programs, and families and advocates.

BBI values and principles reflect the need to create partnerships to support youth and families, and
this new tip sheet identifies the importance of supporting siblings as a key component of
strengthening families and communities.

The document can be downloaded at: http://www.buildingbridges4youth.org/products