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Social Work

When your child requires medical care it can be stressful. Services provided by the Social Work Department at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center are available to all patients and their families at no charge. Social Work staff members are here to help and provide support before, during and after your child’s hospitalization or clinic visit. To meet with a Social Worker, please ask your nurse or call 402-955-5418.
Services provided include:

• Assessment of needs
• Supportive counseling (individually or through groups such as Candlelighters, a cancer support group)
• Information about financial resources and/or referral to community programs and services
• Advocacy for parents and children
• Crisis intervention
• Assistance with suspected child abuse/neglect situations

The Manager of the Social Work Department is Mary Bennett-Schulte, LCSW.