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Social Work

Social work

Social workers provide a wide range of services for children, adolescents and families. Social work staff offer psychosocial interventions that are an essential component of the overall plan of care for patients amd their families.

Social work services include:

  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychosocial support
  • Assistance with adjustment to illness
  • Supportive counselling for loss and bereavement 
  • Brief consultation clinics
  • Psychoeducational workshops
  • Facilitation of support/therapeutic groups
  • Locating, arranging and advocating for resources and consultation with SickKids staff and/or other community agencies 

All social workers at SickKids are graduates of Masters level social work programs from accredited universities and are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. The Social Work Department is a member of the Centre for Brain and Mental Health, which is a collaboration among disciplines, programs and services that includes Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neonatology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and the research program in Neurosciences & Mental Health.


Social Work Clinics and Services 

Brief Therapy Clinic

Clinical Social Workers providing consultation, short-term therapy and connections to community and hospital-based services to SickKids patients and families.

An injury or illness can take your life in a different direction. Many feelings can come up like worry, frustration and uncertainty.

The brief therapy clinic offers a place to talk about your experience, what matters most to you, and how to keep moving forward. 

To book an appointment please call 416-813-7654, ext. 204111, email brief.therapy@sickkids.ca or ask your team to make a referral. Weekly appointments available.

Neurology Single Session Clinic

Social Workers offering focused consultation and brief therapy for neurology patients and their families. Patients must be followed by the Division of Neurology in order to be referred or seen in the clinic. 

For more information or a referral talk to someone on your medical team. 

Families can also call 416-813-7654 ext. 201190 or email neurology.singlesessionclinic@sickkids.ca

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Upcoming Events

Young Minds Matter - Spring Workshop Series

A series of workshops for parents and children ages 8 to 12.

Increasing motivation
March 2, 2019

Increasing self-esteem
April 13, 2019

Click here for the YMM Series workshop flyer for more information