LEND Social Work Fellowship

The LEND Social Work Fellowship/Internship is a ten-month program housed within the Institute on Development &Disability (IDD) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). This program is closely aligned with the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC).

Social work interns at CDRC work in interdisciplinary teams with other professionals, assessing children who have special needs. Our clinically trained social workers provide mental health assessments and treatment for children and their families. We also 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/trainees have the opportunity to participate in weekly forum discussions with the other interns/trainees. They also complete a research project related to the area of children or adults with special needs.

For more information about national LEND programs, you can access the Association of University Centers on Disabilities at http://www.aucd.org

Letters and inquiries should be addressed to:

LEND Training Coordinator, Social Work
OHSU Institute on Development & Disability
LEND Program
707 SW Gaines Street
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: 503 494-2545
Fax: 503 494-6868