Protect freedom of Virginia Families to acquire the counseling they choose
Parents are the responsible parties for the healthcare decisions of their child, involving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
A ban would deny families the freedom to seekcounseling aligned with their faith. Families should have options to make informed decisions
This proposed ban covers all communication between a social worker and the client. THis presents a serious risk that children and their families will lose the right to client " self-determination" in setting care goals ( a core principal of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.