Parenting capacity refers to an individual’s ability to provide care for their child / children across the child and adolescent lifespan. A Parenting Capacity Evaluation takes into account the physical, mental and emotional needs of that individual’s children and how they have been met thus far. It also includes a projective assessment of how that individual will provide for the child’s needs going forward.
Parenting Capacity Evaluation:
- Requires a court order
- Is not reimbursable by insurance