We are a Full Service Pediatric Clinic

Social Work Encounters
Short-term Intervention
Mental Health Assessments
Resources/Referrals
Case Management Assistance
Individual, Family & Group Therapy
Medication Monitoring

Expert Behavioral Health Services

The IWS Children’s Clinic views mental health as a basic and fundamental element of every child’s overall health. For this reason, we’ve included a social worker at every well-child medical visit since 1920. This differentiating feature is critical to treating the child as a whole. Ideally children should enjoys life, play, and learn in a safe place; however, many children are not able to live up to this idealistic picture. At the clinic, Social workers help the caregivers (mother, father, foster parent, or guardian) understand their child’s behavior as being complex and affected by factors (physical health, mental health, home environment, social and economic challenges).

At every well-child visit, a social worker uses a variety of standard assessment tools to identify early signs of social and emotional problems and developmental delays. Children in need then work with a part time therapist. Behavioral health services are delivered in-house through a partnership with Pillars.

Help Hotlines and Behavioral Health Information Online Resources

TREATING THE CHILD AS A WHOLE

A Caring Process

“Meeting with families and talking to them is one of the best parts of my day. There are different strengths and challenges that each family has; however, not many see how resilient they are. My goal is to let families know that they are not alone within any situation and we are always here to explore with them their options for all of the different chapters in life.”

Denise V. Gonzalez, MSW
Director of Social Services

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