otherstaffmassgeneral-hospital-for-childrenfemalenoEnglishAineBlanchard/sites/MGH/children/staff/aine-blanchard.pageLICSW, Child Protection Program ManagerMedical social work;Assessment and management of child abuse cases in the medical setting;Training and education;Crisis intervention and risk management
Aine worked as a Clinical Social Worker in the Emergency Department at Boston Children Hospital for 10 years, providing acute clinical services, risk assessment, crisis intervention and case consultation. She spent 2 of those years also serving as the mental health consultant for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Norfolk County. In 2012, she began working with the Boston Police Department as the Assistant Clinical Director of their YouthConnect project, intervening with high risk youth impacted by community violence.
In 2014, she returned to the hospital setting to develop the Child Protection Program at Tufts Medical Center. She managed this program for the subsequent 4 years. She came to MGH in 2017 and assumed the role of the Child Protection Program Manager.
Aine has had additional training in forensic interviewing and conflict mediation.