Social Work Services
Social Work services at ErinoakKids are provided by social workers who have a Masters of Social Work degree, and are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Social Workers are professionally trained to support children, youth and families to cope with the impact of illness, disability and complex health needs.
They care for the social, emotional and service needs of children, youth and their families, while respecting the need for client and family confidentiality.
Clients and their families may be referred to Social Work services if:
the client’s age is within the age range mandate of their specific service stream
the client is receiving one of the core services at ErinoakKids
the client and/or family member(s) are experiencing adjustment difficulties related to the client’s diagnosis and its associated challenges.
What can Social Workers address?
Adjustment to illness and disability
Family and Caregiver stress
Individual and Interpersonal concerns
Future Planning Needs
Did you know?
Did you know that children who are blind learn about the parts of objects first because that is what they feel with their hands as they explore? Children who are able to see learn about an object, such as a chair, then learn about the parts of the object, such as the seat, back and legs.
Learn about Vision Services at ErinoakKids