Having a child with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate can be a scary, confusing time. You may have many questions about:
- What resources are available to your child and your family
- What to expect during your hospital visits
- How your child's care will be paid for
The social worker on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Craniofacial team can help you find the answers. The social worker's role is to:
- Help you deal with your emotions and those of your child
- Serve as a link between your family and the hospital
- Direct you to support groups and other sources of information
- Help you find and use any resources that are available to you
During your first meeting with your social worker, he may ask you many questions about your family, lifestyle, job and finances. This is to help the social worker understand your needs and direct you to resources. Your social worker may contact agencies for you or explain how you can contact agencies on your own.
Your social worker is always available to you. You may speak with him in person during your visits and call him between visits.
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