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Conferences & lectures

Understanding and promoting positive sibling relationships in childhood and adolescence

Date & time

Thursday, March 12, 2020
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Nicole Campione-Barr, Laurie Kramer, Hildy Ross, Nina Howe and Melanie Dirks


This event is free


Holly Recchia


Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre
7141 Sherbrooke W. Room RF-130

Wheelchair accessible


Although it is widely recognized that children’s experiences in their families exert a powerful impact on development, little attention has been paid to the unique importance of children’s sibling relationships. This is unfortunate because research underscores that both positive (playing, helping) and negative (coercion, aggression) dimensions of sibling interactions exert prospective effects on children’s socio-emotional adjustment. As such, sibling relationships present both risks and opportunities for child development that are largely overlooked.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together some of the most preeminent scholars of sibling relationships for a conference aimed at both uncovering the factors that are linked to positive sibling relationships in childhood and adolescence, as well as current best practices for supporting healthy relationships between brothers and sisters.

Registration is free but mandatory. Please sign up by March 6!

Event organizers include the Centre for Research in Human Development, the Department of Education and the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies.

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