How has Covid19 affected your work with families?

In March 2020 everyone’s life changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then it has been a time to think over what I do and how I do my job as a Social Worker. Not being able to meet families in their home forces me to think outside the box, be more flexible and connect with each family in a way that will fit their current life situation, busy hospital schedule, and culture so they feel supported through the illness trajectory. As we approach the 1-year mark since this all started I find myself reflecting more about going back to “normal”. It’s difficult to think what, how, or when “normal” is going to be and how it’s going to affect delivering our services safely moving forward. What I do know, is that I will continue to adjust and  work hard for each family. I will continue to ensure that each family is financially stable, getting access to the programs and resources available, and most importantly, making sure they don’t feel alone while taking care of their ill child.

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