Social Work

Assisting with difficulties related to a child's diagnosis and/or treatment.

Did You Know?

A Social Worker is a professional who is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. This professional provides clinical services on an individual, family, and group basis through a variety of services aimed at helping the individual and his/her family to cope and adjust to a new diagnosis and/or acquired trauma. 

Services are offered to clients and family members to assist with difficulties related to a child’s diagnosis and or treatment.

The various types of service include:

Support and Counselling Services Offered for Parents and Guardians:

  • Supportive counselling services
  • Creating a healthy balance
  • Fostering healthy relationships
  • Advocacy ‘including assisting with funding applications’
  • Building assertiveness skills for working with professionals

Counselling Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults:

  • Promoting a positive self-image
  • Building social skills
  • Developing healthy coping strategies
  • Strategies to deal with bullying
  • Overcoming obstacles to developing friendships and personal

Transition Services:

  • Preparing for life transitions and the future, (ex. preschool, elementary school, high school, adulthood, post-secondary education)
  • Helping parents advocate for services for their child
  • Helping parents and young adult’s access available resources in the adult sector

Services for Siblings and Extended Relatives:

  • Supportive counselling services, (understanding the diagnosis, what to say when people ask questions, help when feeling frustrated or angry)