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
- 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)