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We understand that you may have questions about our services, processes, or policies, and we're here to provide answers. Below, you'll find a list of frequently asked questions, along with detailed responses to help address any inquiries you may have and help you get to know us better. If you don't find the information you're looking for here, feel free to reach out to our team directly, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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What qualifications do you have as a licensed social worker?

Adrienne M. Shabazz has been licensed through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners since 1995. Her qualifications exceed the minimum standards as set forth in the Texas Family Codes. She has performed well over 500 court ordered child custody evaluations and adheres to social work values, principles and methods.

Can you assist with navigating the legal aspects of adoption or child custody proceedings?

No. However, although Adrienne Shabazz is not an attorney, she works closely with private family law attorneys who provide legal assistance and advice for legal maters, and are experienced in advocating for the best interests of children in adoption proceedings. She will be happy to make a referral.

What is involved in a child custody evaluation/home study?

A child custody evaluation, also known as a home study, typically involves interviews, observations, and assessments to determine the suitability of a living environment for a child. This process includes evaluating the family, speaking to collateral references, interviewing children 4 years old and over in the home. Criminal and CPS background checks are conducted as well.

Can you assist with finding services and resources for children with special needs?

Yes, Adrienne M. Shabazz specializes in helping families find services and resources for children with various health concerns, including physical, mental health, behavioral, and school advocacy for special needs children.

Do you offer services for pregnant women, infants, and children on Medicaid?

Yes, Adrienne M. Shabazz provides case management services for pregnant women, infants, and children on Medicaid, assisting them in accessing necessary services and resources.

What sets Children & Family Services, Inc. apart from other social service providers?

Children & Family Services, Inc. stands out for its dedication to inclusion, safety, and permanence for children. With a strong background in social work and over 25 years experience which includes contracts with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, school districts and various government agencies, Adrienne M. Shabazz brings expertise and compassion to every case.

Do you provide counseling or therapy services for children and families?

While Children & Family Services, Inc. primarily focuses on case management and child custody evaluations, Adrienne M. Shabazz can provide referrals to counseling or therapy services as needed. She is dedicated to ensuring that families have access to the support they need to thrive.

Can you provide references or testimonials from past clients?

Yes, references or testimonials from satisfied clients can be provided upon request. Feel free to reach out to learn more about the experiences of families who have worked with Children & Family Services, Inc.

How can I schedule a consultation or get more information about your services?

To schedule a consultation or inquire further about the services offered by Children & Family Services, Inc., please contact Adrienne Shabazz directly through the website or by phone.

What is your approach to cultural competence and diversity in your services?

Children & Family Services, Inc. is committed to cultural competence and diversity in all aspects of its services. Adrienne M. Shabazz recognizes the importance of respecting and honoring the cultural backgrounds and ethnicities of the families she serves, and has worked with families of a myriad of races and ethnicities.