Social Work - About Us

When your child is diagnosed with a chronic or life threatening illness you may experience many different emotions. Some common feelings include fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, and guilt. These feelings, as well as others, are perfectly normal and understandable.

To live successfully with a chronic, life threatening or life-altering medical condition, the patient and/or family needs good planning and a realistic self-assessment.

Pediatric clinical social workers help families adjust and adapt to living with a chronic or acute medical conditions. These social workers help families cope with the impact of the illness on all members of the family. A family centered, culturally sensitive approach is implemented in all interventions.

Living with Chronic Illness:

A Support Group for Children and Their Caregivers

Click here to download the PDF flyer with event dates and times.



SIBSHOPS is a program that provides the opportunity for children to meet and connect with other peers who have a brother or sister with a disability or special health care needs. Siblings, ages 7-13 years, are invited to take part in activities with our experienced Child Life and Social Work staff.

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