Throughout the year, as a social worker at Texas Children’s, there are opportunities to be part of the hospital organization by participating in committees or assisting with events. Here are some of the events and activities the social work department participates in throughout the year. 


  • March is social work month. Throughout the month many departments, including our own, host events to show appreciation to the department.
  • The social work department hosts a yearly Social Work Conference since 2014. This conference provides CEU’s to employees and community social workers.
  • The NICU social worker host a March of Dimes fundraiser and participate in the Houston area walk.


  • Child Abuse Awareness Month. Hospital staff are encouraged to wear blue ribbons.
  • The pulmonary department assists with Camp Kindred; a camp for children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and their siblings.
  • The plastic surgery department assists with Camp Keep Smiling; a camp for children with craniofacial differences.


  • The Social Work department assists the Child Life Department in the annual Prom Night for patients.
  • The Heart Center hosts their annual Camp Pump it Up.


  • June is Women’s Health Awareness month


  • The Cancer Center participates in Camp Periwinkle – week long summer camp for kids ages 7 – 15 (children with cancer and siblings).


  • The TCH Cancer Center “goes gold” every September to honor every cancer patient’s courageous journey.


  • The social work department assists the hospital in a yearly Halloween Event.


  • The morale committee hosts a Thanksgiving lunch for the social work department.


  • The social work department and the Assistance League of Houston hosts an annual “Giving Party” for patients and families. Each family receives gifts and a catered lunch.

Committees can assist in social work department committees and have activities/events throughout the year for the department. The social work department has the following committees to ensure continued quality social work care.

  • Education: Helps strengthen and enhance the social work department with providing continuing education opportunities.
  • Morale: Fosters a sense of community within the department and strengthens relationships.
  • Multicultural: Enrich the overall quality of social services provided to families
  • Retention: To help improve the work environments and extend longevity of social workers.

We continuously support our colleagues and show appreciation by hosting events for other disciplines including child life, dieticians, and nursing staff.