Section 211 Assessments
What is a a Section 211 Assessment?
When a family is going through separation or divorce, many parents have a difficult time agreeing on how to manage parenting time. A Section 211 report is intended to assist the parents and the court to make decisions about custody in the best interests and for the well-being of the child
Q & A
What does an Assessment 211 include?
The Section 211 assessment will include interviews with all family members, formal psychological testing, observations of parent-child interactions, document review, and recommendations for the court.
Will it be stressful for my children?
With Dr. Bell’s many years of working with children, she works to provide a warm environment in which the child can feel safe and comfortable during this process.
How do I explain the assessment to my children?
Dr. Bell recommends being truthful with your children in a way that is developmentally appropriate. For example, “Mommy & Daddy are working on finding the best solution for our family, and this person is going to help us with that.”
How much does a 211 report cost?
The needs of each family are always different. Depending on the number of family members involved, along an understanding of the family’s history, we will be able to provide a more accurate estimate. Please contact our Office Coordinator at 604-568-8108 to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Deborah Bell, Registered Psychologist
Dr. Deborah Bell is a registered psychologist who has specialized in connecting parents & children and providing assessments for over 17 years. Clients include children & adults who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and foster care as well as parents and children who simply need help reconnecting. She takes great joy in working with parents of infants and transforming early childhood behavior by improving understanding and confidence in both the parent and the child.
Dr. Bell is an experienced expert witness for the courts and has been certified as an expert in the Family Court system and Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta and as an expert in Attachment in the BC Court.