Social Work

The LCBCD has three mastered leveled licensed social workers on the multidisciplinary medical team at Tulane including, Jennifer L, Borrillo, MSW, LCSW, MBA, Alfredo Narvaez, Jr. MSW, LMSW (bilingual Spanish) and Constance B. Thibodeaux, MSW, LCSW, BACS (Board Approved Clinical Supervisor). Our social workers are trained and experienced in the care of persons with rare bleeding disorders and other life-threatening chronic illnesses. Our social workers are also trained in crisis intervention and are knowledgeable about normal human development and institutional systems like social networks, schools, hospitals, community, and employment that impacts family functioning. This team is a primary resource to patients, their families, their specified partner, and the medical team.

What are additional responsibilities for our social workers?

  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Supportive counseling
  • Health education
  • Counseling resource referral
  • Assistance with employment resources
  • Insurance problems
  • Loss and grief work
  • Risk reduction
  • Intimate relationships
  • Safer sex education

As a primary resource to the medical team, our social workers assist patients and their families to identify obstacles to optimal health and facilities effective problem-solving, conflict resolution, and self-advocacy. They support and advocate for our patients in their intricate role as active participants in their treatment and management of their bleeding disorder throughout their life span. Additionally, they serve as a bridge to community-based organizations serving persons diagnosed with rare bleeding disorders, their families, and identified partners.