LPHA Psychosocial Assessments

Woodward Academy offers psychosocial assessments to evaluate an adolescents mental, physical, and emotional health. It takes into account not only the physical health of the student, but also the student’s perception of self and his or her ability to function in the home, school and community. The assessment is used to create a comprehensive picture of the student in order to develop specified treatment goals. The evaluator will then make recommendations for therapeutic services with Magellan of Iowa.

Risk Assessments for Special Populations

Woodward Academy offers psychosexual evaluations. This service provides an assessment that focuses on a student’s sexual development, sexual history, paraphillic interests, sexual adjustment, risk level (sexual and delinquency) and victimization. A psychosexual assessment also includes a full social history, familial history, school history, case formulation, and recommended types and intensity of interventions that will be most beneficial, including level of care (e.g., community versus more secure placement).

Trauma Assessments

When a student is referred for trauma-focused services, our Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) utilizes assessment tools to establish the individual needs of each student such as the ACE Questionnaire (Adverse Childhood Experience), which pinpoints ten broad areas of trauma, an adolescent version of the Trauma Symptom Checklist (TSC), The Adolescent/Young Adult Version of the Initial Trauma Review (ITR-A), a Trauma Recovery Scale (TRS), and Impact of Events Scale (IES). Once the student is assessed, the clinician gets a comprehensive look at the student’s need and assigns them in Trauma Therapy Group and/or Individual Trauma-Focused Therapy.