Evaluation Of Parenting Capacity In Child Protection

Paperback | March 24, 2011

byKaren S. Budd, Jennifer Clark, Mary A. Connell

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice forparticular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report andtestifying in court.Volumes include the following helpful features:* Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations* Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls* Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes* Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference* Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topicIn making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.This book addresses evaluations for child protection, one of the most delicate legal arenas in which forensic mental examiners play a part. The evaluations are highly specialized, requiring child clinical specialization, a knowledge of the legal and social context, and a thorough understanding ofthe professional and ethical guidelines for child protection evaluations. This volume provides the foundation that any mental health professional needs when pursuing specialization in evaluating children and parents before the court in child abuse and neglect cases.

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice forparticular types of evaluation in the criminal...

Karen S. Budd is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at DePaul University. Jennifer Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida. Mary A. Connell is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in a private practice.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foundation1. The Legal Context2. Forensic Mental Health Concepts3. Empirical Foundations and LimitsApplication4. Preparation for the Evaluation5. Data Collection6. Interpretation7. Report Writing and TestimonyReferencesTests and Specialized ToolsCase Law and StatutesKey TermsIndexAbout the Authors