Kinship House provides specialized assessments to support children involved in the child welfare system. All assessments start with a permanency and needs assessment unless the assessment involves the biological parent.
Permanency and Needs Assessments (Best Interest)
We assess a child’s developmental and emotional functioning in relation to their permanency needs and provide recommendations for a successful placement in a variety of settings, including with biological, foster, or adoptive parents.
In addition to this assessment, you can request a Sibling Assessment to determine if it is in the best interest of siblings to be placed together in a permanent home, taking into account their developmental and emotional needs, their attachment patterns, and sibling group dynamics.
In addition to this assessment, you can request a Parent-Child Interaction to assess a child’s attachment to a caregiver (foster parent or relative), the appropriateness of the parenting style and whether it meets the developmental and emotional needs of a child, and make recommendations regarding the child’s permanency needs.
Parental Assessments-Between the biological parent(s) and child(ren)
We will assess a caregiver’s parenting skills, their capacity to parent adequately on a long-term basis, and their motivation to care for a child, and provide recommendations for supportive services as needed.
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