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Psychosocial expertise service

This service assesses the family and social situation of a child whose parents or grandparents or other third party are in involved in a custody battle or a battle for access rights to the child.

How do I access the services?

The psychosocial assessment follows an order by a Superior Court family law judge.

Who will I be dealing with?

A CISSS de l’Outaouais professional or contractual staff member, and a member of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec is responsible for assessing the family situation.

What should I expect?

The child’s interest is the overriding consideration in psychosocial expertise. The expert commissioned will consider:

  • The individual characteristics of the parents
  • Their ability to fulfill their role as parents
  • Their motivations
  • The capacity of each parent to consider the other parent’s role
  • The quality of the parent-child relationship
  • The specific needs of the child
  • Situational factors

In his report, the expert will prioritize the child’s best interests throughout his analysis and in his recommendations.

Where and when are the services provided?

The child and his parents will be met at a CISSS de l’Outaouais service point, at home, at school, or in another setting allowing a proper assessment.