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Helping advocate and empower families

Dedicated social workers help Riley families cope with the wide variety of challenges that arise during a child’s hospitalization, easing their burdens so they can focus on their child’s health.

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Social Work

With support from our donors, we enhance and sustain social work at Riley Children’s Health.

Licensed, master’s level-trained social workers assist families in a variety of ways during their child’s hospitalization, including through an assessment regarding a family’s specific needs.

The social work team’s goal is to provide support, intervention and resources to strengthen the family during a child’s illness and recovery.

Some of the services Riley social workers provide include:

  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Therapeutic support
  • Coordination of financial resources
  • Referrals to community/state resources
  • Assessment for substance abuse
  • Resources for family violence and abuse
  • Transition planning and problem solving
  • Advocacy for patient and individual needs
  • Education and navigation through the medical system

Any family can request a visit from a social worker at any time during their hospital stay.