Family and child assessment is a process of evaluating the functioning and well-being of families and children in a therapeutic setting.
It involves the use of play therapy to gather information about the child’s development, behavior, and emotions, as well as the dynamics within the family. Play therapy is a form of therapy that uses play and creative activities to help children express their thoughts and feelings and to work through emotional challenges.
Family and child assessments typically include observation of the child’s play, parent-child interaction, and family dynamics, as well as the use of questionnaires and standardized measures. The goal of these assessments is to help mental health professionals identify the strengths and challenges of the family and child, and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to support their well-being.