PROJECT TITLE
Sibling Education Resource, Training and Information Network (SERTAIN)

OVERVIEW

A two-year project, Sibling Education Resource, Training and Information Network (SERTAIN), was developed to provide online educational materials and training opportunities for siblings on sibling-related issues and for services providers on culture and practice change around sibling engagement.

The work is more widely known by the name of the website resource, SiblingResources.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  • Web-based education and training resources for adult siblings and service providers
  • Core training topic areas via SibChats phone-in meetings and live web-based presentations
  • Expanding the NYS network of adult siblings of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Enhancing and expanding the sibling database and therefore the networking capacity by intersecting the sibling network with current and new statewide and national disability advocacy networks
  • Using website and customer satisfaction analytics to inform current and future resource needs

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carol Blessing

EMAIL: cjb39@cornell.edu

FUNDING AGENCY

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Carol Blessing

COLLABORATING PARTNERS

Sibling Leadership Network, SibsNY