Left in the waiting room: a pilot study of a digital intervention pilot for siblings of clients at Holland Bloorview or Kinark Child and Family Services
The research team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital would like to invite you to participate in an intervention called i-SibworkS, an e-health and peer support group intervention led by clinicians to serve the mental health needs of siblings of children and youth with disabilities.
Dr. Shannon Scratch, PhD, C. Psych., Clinician Scientist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr. Alex Elkader, PhD, Kinark Child and Family Services
Call to action
We are looking for youth aged 6 – 16 who are siblings of clients with special needs that are receiving services with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital or Kinark Child and Family Services.
Who can participate
We are looking for youth between the ages of 6-16 who are siblings of children clients receiving services at Kinark or Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Youth must be English speaking, have no formal developmental disabilities, willing to engage in weekly sessions and have access to a reliable internet connection.
Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) and Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (OCECYMH).
Eight weeks of intervention delivered online through the video conferencing platform Zoom. Participants will complete a set of questionnaires on social and emotional functioning, stress and behavior routine. Parents of participants will also be asked to complete questionnaires. Participants will be asked to share their feedback on the program through a semi-structured exit interview. Parents of participants will also be asked to participate in an exit interview.
Interested in participating
If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Hiba Hakeem at email@example.com and she will get back to you shortly. Contacting us does not obligate you or your child to participate in the study.