Parental Fitness Evaluation

Have you been referred for an evaluation to determine your “parental fitness?”  Most people referred for these types of evaluations are currently going through great family stress; they may be currently separated from their children or fearful that they could be separated from their children in the future.  We recognize how difficult these situations can be and our goal is to provide objective testing that identifies your strengths and weaknesses as a parent, and to offer recommendations for improvement in areas where you may be struggling.  A parental fitness evaluation generally involves a clinical interview in which we simply ask questions about the background of you and your family, as well as testing to examine personality factors and parenting skills. Based on the results of the evaluation, we provide recommendations to help you become the best parent you can be while maintaining the best interests of your children.