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Social Work Services

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.

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.


Children/youth and their families may be referred to Social Work services if:

  • the child/youth’s age is within the age range mandate of their specific service stream
  • the child/youth is receiving at least one service through ErinoakKids
  • the child/youth and/or family member(s) are experiencing adjustment difficulties related to the child/youth’s diagnosis and its associated challenges

What can Social Workers address?

  • Adjustment to illness and disability
  • Family and caregiver stress
  • Individual and Interpersonal concerns
  • Social isolation
  • Resources
  • Parenting
  • Future Planning Needs

Social Work Services and Programs at ErinoakKids

ASD Diagnosis: Where Do I Start?

Effective Advocacy

Father's Support Group

Mother's Support Group

Mentorship Meetings

Mentorship Training

Pre-teen and Teen Social Connect Groups

Relationships and Me


Staying Healthy and Safe in Personal Relationships

Youth Advisory Committee