LEND Social Work Fellowship
The LEND Social Work Fellowship is a a nine-month program housed within the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). This program is closely aligned with the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC). The clinical portion of the Fellowship is located at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
Social work interns at CDRC work in interdisciplinary teams with other professionals, assessing children who have special needs. Our clinically trained social workers provide support in the social/emotional aspects of children and their families. We function as parent advocates by providing support with coping strategies, locating resources, financial assistance, respite care, counseling programs, support groups, and other services. We work with children who have developmental, physical, medical, behavioral, learning and/or emotional issues.
Other disciplines on the evaluation teams may include Pediatrics, Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Audiology, Nutrition, and Nursing. We have interns and/or fellows in each discipline represented in the LEND program. The social work interns have the opportunity to participate in weekly forum discussions with the other interns. They also complete a research project related to the area of children or adults with special needs.
Modest stipends are available for our social work interns.
Letters and inquiries should be addressed to:
LEND Training Coordinator, Social Work
OHSU Institute on Development & Disability
707 SW Gaines Street
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: 503 494-2545
Fax: 503 494-6868