Nicole is a Clinical Social Worker providing clinical assessments using a strength-based & analytical approach since 2002.
Clinical Assessments use an holistic approach to examine strengths & areas of need in individuals & families.
These clinical assessments examine an individual in the context of home, family system, school/work environment, medical and mental health needs and provide recommendations and strategies. Psycho social and emotional assessments are another approach in understanding the treatment needs for children and youth. A psycho social assessment assesses a child’s emotional functioning, their behavior, family and genetic history, attachment style and needs, and impact of trauma upon their lives. A psycho social assessment includes multiple interviews with child, family members, observations in home and school settings, interviews with professionals and teachers, and review of professional documentation. The assessment provides treatment and intervention recommendation.
Custody & Access Assessments
Clinical examinations and analysis of family systems, divorce/separation issues, and child/youth needs and concerns. Custody and Access Assessments provide recommendations to Family Court and families on the best interests of the children within the family system. Divorce and separation can impact families in a very difficult way. Parents are often caught in their own emotions and processes of divorce and separation they can overlook their child’s experiences. In addition to providing counseling for your children, parents may require a third party assessor to examine and observe the situation, as well as provide recommendations to help bridge the family through this transition. We provide assessments to determine custodial arrangements for the children, as well as reasonable parenting time or access which best meets the interests of the children.
Family Reunification Assessments & Interventions
Clinical assessments that examine current family systems, functioning and strengths and provides recommendations and interventions for re-establish family relationships and access. Supervision assessments are focused on reunification and building families impacted by immigration, child welfare and custody/access disputes. Over the past twenty years, we have been providing supervision assessments for families for child welfare, custody/access, and family reunification. Our assessments are thorough and include an unique perspective:anti-oppressive and equitable, social perspective, including spirituality, cultural perspective, ecological and economic perspective, generational and family lineage, family reunification, and includes an Afrocentric perspective.
Similar to psycho social assessments, trauma assessments examine further the impact of traumatic experiences for children, youth, and families. The assessments recommend treatment protocols, which will help the individual heal over the course of their lives.
Creating family solutions and individual interventions to promote wellness, maximize outcome, and increased life satisfaction.
Nicole Perryman, M.A., MSW, RSW
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