Parent Capacity Assessments
(Parent Capacity Assessments )

Title:              The Inaugural Child Protection Program Part 3
Date:              November 13, 2015

Presentation: Parent Capacity Assessments
Presenter:    Justice Carole Curtis, Ontario Court of Justice

Parent Capacity Assessments (PCAs) are increasingly common in child protection cases, however the quality of the product and the process varies widely. This session will examine the process, the product and the limitations of PCAs. It will cover the following topics:

  • Danger of over reliance on PCAs
  • Best practices for PCAs
  • Practical considerations, including how should the assessment be initiated, who drafts the questions and determines what is sent to the assessor, how to qualify an expert, when to oppose qualification and whose witness is the expert when there is a joint retainer.

Run Time:        55 minutes

MCPD hours:    1 hour

EPPM hours:     0.25 hours

Price:                $50 + GST ($52.50)