Parenting Assessment and Classes

Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY

Parenting Assessment and Classes

Parenting Assessment and Classes services offered in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY

Parenting assessments and classes can be an excellent way to enhance your knowledge and improve relationships with your children. Andi Deifel, APRN, NP-C, MSN, CEN, and the DeNova team in Lexington, Richmond, and Winchester, Kentucky, boost your parenting knowledge by helping you establish impeccable communication techniques. Call the friendly office staff to schedule an appointment today or book through the online reservation portal.


What are parenting assessments and classes?

Court-ordered parenting assessments and classes are part of a legal process designed to evaluate and enhance your parenting skills if you’re a parent of a child involved in a custody dispute. 

These assessments involve comprehensive evaluations of your ability to meet the emotional, physical, and developmental needs of your child. They typically include interviews, observations, and psychological testing to assess your strengths, weaknesses, and overall parenting capacity. 

The assessments provide the court with objective information and recommendations that assist in determining your child’s best interests. The classes equip you with the necessary knowledge and tools to promote the well-being and healthy development of your child. 

What are the benefits of a parenting assessment and classes?

DeNova’s parenting assessments and classes provide several benefits that can help improve your parenting skills, promote healthy co-parenting dynamics, and prioritize the best interests of your child. 

Benefits also include:

  • Enhanced parenting skills
  • Co-parenting support
  • Informed decision-making
  • Improved communication
  • Scheduled routines
  • Positive parent-child relationships
  • Reduced conflict


Overall, court-ordered parenting assessments and classes provide valuable support, guidance, and resources for parents to help create a nurturing and stable environment.

Will parenting assessments and classes make me a better parent?

Participating in parenting classes and assessments at DeNova can contribute to helping you become a better parent. These programs can enhance your parenting skills and promote healthy family dynamics. 

While the classes and assessments cannot guarantee immediate transformation or perfection, they offer an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growth. By gaining knowledge about effective parenting strategies, communication techniques, and conflict resolution skills, you can develop a better understanding of your child's needs and create a supportive environment. 

Does my performance in the parenting assessment determine if I receive custody?

Your performance in parenting assessments and classes is a crucial factor that can influence custody determinations, but it is not the sole deciding factor. 

While demonstrating a sincere commitment to participating in and actively engaging with these programs is important, custody decisions also take into account a range of other factors, such as your overall stability, your relationship with your child, and any potential risks or concerns. 

Maximize your parenting skills by scheduling an appointment with DeNova. Call or use the online booking tool today.