Custody and Parental Evaluation Testing:
We provide services to family law practices, the Court, parental evaluators (PRE’s), Child and Family Investigators (CFI’s) and others whose duty it is to make sure that a child is safe despite challenges happening in the family. Divorce and other family challenges often create anxiety and fear in the children living in the home. Kids who feel unsafe, unsure, or unhappy sometimes turn to drugs and alcohol for coping. Oftentimes, this behavior has already been modeled in the home so it seems the next natural step in the progression of adolescence and coping with the magnitude of challenges that are often associated with this period of life. As a parent, it is your absolute obligation to keep your child safe. Drug/ Alcohol testing during both challenging times and not, is a great tool to make sure your child is on the right path. If not, you can help to provide early intervention to deal with problems known and unknown.
Life challenges can also be intensified by drug and/or alcohol use by one or more parent or other adult in the home. We consult with attorney’s and PRE’s often to develop an appropriate testing plan for parents who wish to maintain custody/ partial custody/ visitation of their children when a divorce or separation occurs and there are concerns about drug or alcohol use.
In addition, we are seeing more children coming from homes that have had drug cultivation and/ or manufacturing in the home (i.e. Meth lab; marijuana grow house). In these situations, children may be exposed drugs either from ingestion or from a environmental source. In these situations, we offer Child Guard, a hair test for kids that can determine type of exposure and to what drug metabolites.
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