Dinah Godwin, LCSW
- Texas Medical Center
Social Worker, Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
|University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work||masters||Masters in Social Work||1992|
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in clinical care for families of children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs, as well as in grant writing, program development, and community outreach. My areas of interest include working with parents and caregivers on positive behavior management as well as developing interventions to address caregiver stress and enhance self-efficacy. In addition to my clinical practice, I teach medical learners and other health care professionals about family-centered care, community resources and services, and effective advocacy strategies at the local, state and national levels.
|National Association of Social Workers (NASW)||Member, NASW-Texas Chapter|
|Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP)||Co-Chair, SDBP Advocacy Committee|
|Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC)||Member|
Godwin D and Vinson SS. “Social and community services for children with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral disorders and their families.” In: Voigt RG, Macias M, Myers S, Tapia C (Eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2nd ed. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; in press [spring 2018].
Godwin D, Berretta M, Turcich M. “Early intervention and special education.” In: Klein M (Ed.). Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 23rd Edition. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; in press [summer 2018].
Ostermaier K, Godwin D, Amrine R. “Team approach in communicating with patients and families in a multi-disciplinary clinic.” In Communicating with Pediatric Patients and their Families: The Texas Children’s Hospital Guide for Physicians, Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals.” Palazzi DL, Lorin M, Turner TL, Ward MA, Cabrera AG (Eds.). Houston: Texas Children’s Hospital; 2015: 136-142.