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Social Work

WHAT IS SOCIAL WORK?
Social Workers are available to support your family to cope with the impact of illness, disability, and the complex developmental and health needs of your child/youth with special needs. The Social Workers of Lansdowne Children’s Centre are professionally trained and registered members of the Ontario College of Social Workers Social Service Workers.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SOCIAL WORK?
Children and youth receiving services from the Centre and their families are eligible for Social Work Services. Referrals can be requested by the family or youth or may be suggested by another Lansdowne service provider working with the child and their family.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Once a referral to Social Work has been completed you will be contacted by a member of the Social Work team. Service needs are determined through goal-based care plans and may include individual or family intervention and support. Social Workers can provide supportive counselling to help with:

  • Adjustment to illness & disability
  • Client & caregiver stress & coping
  • Connecting to financial & community resources
  • Building confidence and self-advocacy skills
  • Providing support to the whole family

Various groups and programs may be offered for sibling support needs, youth transitions, healthy relationships & sexual education. Community-based workshops on a variety of topics may also be available.
To make a referral, speak to a member of your Lansdowne team or call our Intake Department at 519-753-3153 ext. 206

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