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Family Support: Social Work

Our social workers are members of the healthcare team who assist patients and families with the stressors often associated with sudden or chronic illness and its impact on everyday life. We help assess the needs of patients and families, provide supportive counseling, and connect patients and families to the appropriate community or hospital resources.

Social workers can also assist with transportation needs, overnight accommodations during your child’s hospital stay, medical insurance questions, applying for Family Medical Leave, and in some cases, financial assistance.

Social workers often consult with your medical team and help facilitate communication with your doctors and nurses, as well as coordinate your child’s discharge from the hospital.

The mission of our social work team is to provide professional social work services in collaboration with the healthcare team at Akron Children’s Hospital. 

Our social workers hold master’s degrees and are licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. We must adhere to current licensing requirements in order to remain in good standing.