KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

My CPS Caseworker Went from Threat to Mentor via Parenting Assessment

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 09:03 PM

Lisa's husband had just left her and their three children when she first answered the door to meet Beth.  The apartment was upside down, the kids had just eaten and were a mess, and the baby was fighting a nap in the loudest way possible.  A "concerned party" had placed a call to social services because they were worried about the kids, and Lisa's ability to care for them without a job.  She was terrified, and sure that this visit would end in the loss of her children.  

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Tags: parent improvement, Parenting Assessment, court involved, divorce, child abuse/neglect prevention