Comprehensive parenting/caregiver assessments can be undertaken to include measures derived from attachment-based/parental sensitivity tools to assist in understanding the risk in dyadic relationships and the systemic family functioning.
Comprehensive Family Formulations can be undertaken that include all relevant family members. NICE approved attachment tools, as well as robust measures of parental sensitivity are utilised and are pivotal to assessing and identifying risk in relationships
Risk is a relational construct …..we are looking at the functioning of the relationship not solely on the pathology of the individual
We explore attachment, relationships and family systems from a DMM (Dynamic Maturational Model) perspective and believe this key in assessing parenting/ caregiving, delivering robust expert witness assessments that are grounded in research and best practice.
Assessments can include the use of measures attachment-based tools, such as
The Infant Care Index (ICI)
The Toddler Care Index (TCI)
The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)
The Meaning of the Child interview (MotC),
The School Age Assessment of Attachment (SAA)
Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA) Narrative Story Stems
Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)
IASL bring together Independent Associates with specialist and advanced expert skills, in working with and assessing children and their families for local authorities, children’s panel solicitors, and the Family Courts.
We believe in excellent social work standards and the use of evidenced based tools with our assessment work to ensure that our Independent Associates deliver robust expert witness assessments that are grounded in research and best practice.