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Social workers, do they help?
  • Lesley
    Posts: 21

    My nine year old son has been diagnosed with PDA at the EYDC a year and half ago. I still have the problem although we know what is wrong with him where do we go for the help he now needs? Should I get a social worker involved and it be to Richard's advantage? has anyone else had experience with Social workers and can they really help.

    What I do want is for him to be able to control his outburst and the violence, maybe some kind of anger management program or something similar, but again don't know where to turn?

  • Pamela
    Posts: 205
    We have the involvment of the Childrens Disabilities Team from Social Services and they have been a God send to us. In fact our family worker came down to Nottingham with us for Olivia's assessment. Although Olivia's needs are complex due to the chromosome disorder she has to, they have helped us with finding playschemes, and other community groups. Even helped with sibling support groups. You could either ask Richards school to refer you, or you could phone the customer relations unit and ask for a self referal to the team. They might ask you some questions about why or maybe about Richard...for us they have been invaluable.
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