Psychological assessment

Devotedgrandma
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Psychological assessment

Postby Devotedgrandma » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Hi, as I have posted before my hubby and I are just completing our family and friends assessment which assessor says is all positive and can't see reason why panel(hopefully in couple weeks) would refuse us, if it gets to panel are they likely to refuse, also I've just recieved call to,say that our next contact with grandson at our house will not only have contact worker but a psychologist. I knew they were assessing grandson as they think he may be on the autistic spectrum but the psychologist says he's also looking at our attachment and vice versa. Is this quite normal. We have a dry good attachment and vice versa but what will he be looking for as so nervous in case they say something, could this alter panel etc. All our contact have always been really positive and say how much bond we have and happy grandson is when with us.
Any help useful

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ied53
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Re: Psychological assessment

Postby ied53 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:29 pm

very normal and part of the process .From now on you are going to be looked at under a microscope. It is all normal and usual. They can offer support if needed. This is not to find fault with you it to ensure things go well. We all thing we have a good attachment with the children but they6 have been through so much it is whether the child needs support to settle to. These emotionally damaged children are suspicious of kindness and love they don't understand it. Or don't believe it will last .
Irene
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Devotedgrandma
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Re: Psychological assessment

Postby Devotedgrandma » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:54 pm

Thanks, I'm just so scared, grandson nearly 4 and he's spent every weekend with us since birth apart from being in care and he has never wanted to go back home even before was in care. Can I ask if you had to fill in a skills to,foster training booklet and courses

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Re: Psychological assessment

Postby ied53 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:27 pm

I was lucky enough to do the full foster carer training. It is good for you to have under your belt and gives you insight into all the changes in parenting. Don't loose sight of the fact common sense beats all. It is natural for you to feel like this we have all been there and come out the other side. When hearts are involved the stakes are always higher.
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