Tucker-Huggins & Assoc. Professional Counseling Services utilizes a comprehensive, strengths-based assessment process from both a family systems and individual approaches that includes the use of appropriate assessment tools and documentation to determine a family’s overall strengths, skills, motivation for change, and immediate and on-going needs. Individual family members are further assessed to identify their role and impact within the family system.

Parenting and In-Home Risk Assessments Are Conducted Across Several Domains

  • Childhood history
  • Mental Health
  • Drug/Alcohol Use
  • Criminal Background
  • Current and Past Child Protective Services History
  • BPSS issues of concern such as Isolation, Self-Esteem, Ability to Cope, and Problem-solving,
  • Prenatal care and Developmental investment
  • Current Life Stressors
  • Potential for Violence
  • Expectations (of each family member)
  • Discipline Issues
  • Perception of infant/child/youth
  • Bonding/Attachment issues


Assessment and Report Features

  • Administration of Standard and Proprietary Professional  Screening Tools
  • Recommendations for Education and Treatment as appropriate
  • Narrative portion in all Reports provides a unique and individualized rationale for Diagnoses and/or Treatment Recommendations
  • Compilation of  Information from providers currently involved with the family and Synthesis in Report Form
  • Identification of Strengths and Needs
  • Recommendations for Interventions, Resources, and Support System Needs


Twelve Key Parenting Behaviors

1. Sensitivity of Responses
2. Supports Emotions
3. Physical Interaction
4. Involvement in Child’s Activities
5. Open to Child’s Agenda
6. Engagement in Language Experiences
7. Reasonable Expectations
8. Adapts Strategies to Child
9. Limits & Consequences
10. Supportive Directions
11. Encouragement
12. Promotes Exploration & Curiosity