Child & Family Social Work Services
- Mental Health & Supportive Counseling
- Peer-to-Peer Support Programs
- Resource Information & Referrals
- Palliative Care & Bereavement Counseling
- Family Adaptation to Childhood Chronic Illness
Mount Sinai's Children and Family Social Work Services offers a wide range of pediatric social work services to children and their families which promote mental and physical health and enable families to manage the psycho-social consequences of chronic or acute illness.
Individual, family and group counseling is available as are a number of specialized population specific programs for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Social workers offer education programs for children living with chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, or asthma and offer a variety of support groups for parents of children with special needs. In addition, social workers provide bereavement services to families who have suffered a perinatal loss or a child death. Assistance is also offered to families who have special resource and case management needs.
Other specialized pediatric programs include Meet Me at Mount Sinai: A Preoperative Preparation Program for children and caretakers; Parents Sharing for parents of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Pediatric Palliative Care provided by an interdisciplinary team; the East Harlem Asthma Counseling Program. Social work staff is responsible for coordinating and offering a variety of services related to family violence and child protection.
The Child & Family Social Work Services receives referrals and consultations from a variety of sources including physicians, child protection services, foster care agencies, community organizations, law enforcement, as well as patients themselves. Referrals and consultations are initially directed to our intake coordinator.
Clinical social workers offer a wide range of pediatric social work services to children and their families which promote mental and physical health and enable families to manage the psycho-social consequences of chronic or acute illness.