Social workers are an important member of the care team here at Texas Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the support, resources and interventions to help you cope with your child’s illness or medical needs.
Our Mission Statement
To work in collaboration with the medical team to treat the entire patient, addressing not only their physical needs, but their emotional and social needs as well.
Who we are
Texas Children’s Hospital employs over 100 social workers across our system, and we are all licensed by the State of Texas and hold a master’s degree in our field.
Social Work Roles
Social workers are important members of the multidisciplinary health care team at Texas Children’s Hospital. We provide both inpatient and outpatient services. We assist patients and their families with nonmedical and emotional need. We will meet with you and your family, either in person or by phone, to explore how you are feeling and coping with your situation. We will provide support while we conduct an assessment to determine the best plan to care for the family. By understanding your needs and concerns, social workers are able to seek out hospital and community resources to help families build upon their strengths and enhance their ability to cope.
Some examples include:
- Help finding resources in the hospital or in the community
- Assistance in crisis situations
- Emotional support for patients and family members
- Education and support regarding a child’s diagnosis
- Help adapting to a chronic illness or long hospital stay
- Support for families experiencing grief & bereavement
- Assistance transitioning to adult care