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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.
Goals, Skills and Keywords
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.
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