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Besides social workers, what are other children’s service professionals there?

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Victor Chan
11 March 2021
Besides social workers, what are other children’s service professionals there?

Besides social workers, what are other children's service professionals there?

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shadowwong789@ymail.com
11 March 2021

Glad to hear that.

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Victor Chan
11 March 2021

It’s really helpful.

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shadowwong789@ymail.com
11 March 2021

There are many professionals who work with behaviour problems in children. In an outpatient setting, a child may be referred to a clinical social worker, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist. Often, schools have their own counsellors who may be able to work with the child. If a child needs a complete psychological evaluation, the child should be referred to a psychologist because psychologists are the only professionals trained to do a full battery of psychological assessments. If the problem behaviour is exhibited by a physical symptom, such as headaches, stomach aches, enuresis, and encopresis, the child should be referred first to the primary care physician to rule out physical causes for the behaviour.

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