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Social Work at Connecticut Children’s

Caring for your child’s medical needs can be overwhelming, and the Social Work team at Connecticut Children’s is here to help. Our clinical social workers specialize in treating children and adolescents, from assessments and mental health diagnoses to emotional and practical support. They can help navigate treatment questions, new diagnoses, discharge plans and how to access resources. 

Social Work is part of an interdisciplinary mental health team, which also includes Psychology, Psychiatry and the Center for Care Coordination.

If you feel your child is in crisis, or a danger to themselves or others, call 911.

In Connecticut, you can also call 211 for emergency or crisis intervention. For free, confidential support from the National Suicide Prevention Life Line, call 1.800.273.8255 or text “HOME” to 741741.

Areas of Expertise

Clinical social workers at Connecticut Children’s are specially trained to care for infants, children and young adults with a wide range of mental health needs, including:

  • Coping with new diagnosis or changes in care
  • Support during hospitalization
  • Trauma response
  • End of life support
  • Mental health risk assessments for depression, anxiety, aggression and other externalized behaviors

Programs & Services

Social Work provides comprehensive mental health care to patients and their families. Our services include:


We offer social work services in multiple locations throughout Connecticut. Video visits are also available.

Social workers are available 24/7 at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, offering on-call care and consultation nights, weekends and holidays. Please work with your inpatient or outpatient medical team to request social work support.


Connecticut Children’s mental health experts have organized a number of resources to help patients and their families:

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