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CPE 181 Parenting Capacity Assessment in Child Custody Cases

Course Description

The Parenting Capacity Assessments (PCA) is an integral part of good case management as it is a vital method for determining the ability of a parent to meet the emotional, physical and developmental needs of their children. These assessments are complex examinations of the parenting environment and the fit between parent and child.  The course will also address how and to what extent psycho-metric evaluation can be useful; how collateral data sources fit into the assessment and how to present the report and conclusions in ways that are useful to the diverse audiences of child protection workers, parents, lawyers and the courts. Best practice for report writing is considered as is representing the assessment and findings in court.


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Approved for 12 hours ACSW Category "A" credits.


Withdrawal Policy: If a registrant withdrawals from this workshop 5 or more business days prior to the start date of the workshop, the registrant will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of $30.00. No refunds on withdrawals 4 business days or less. Substitution of an eligible candidate will be allowed up to one business day before the start date of the workshop.

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