Scientist NameSibling Interaction and Behavior Study

Oregon Social Learning Center


Principal Investigator: Lew Bank
Co-Investigator: James J. Snyder
Project Coordinator: Jenni Gay
Year Completed:
Funder: National Institute of Mental Health

An intervention-prevention research project addressing family life and sibling relationships during middle childhood.

Research indicates an associated pattern of antisocial behavior and outcomes among siblings. However, this problem has yet to be approached systematically in family training. The Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study (SIBS) is a prevention-intervention research project that addresses family life and sibling relationships during middle childhood years. The project explores the effectiveness of intervention with siblings in reducing family conflict and boosting the social and academic development of older target children and a younger brother or sister. The project works with families referred by county mental health services that include sibling pairs or triads who are between the ages of 4 and 10.

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