Assessment begins at the first point of contact when the child is referred to The Group Home. The intake process is a preliminary assessment designed to determine that the program is appropriate for the child. Each minor receives an initial assessment to determine history, severity of presenting problems and assignment of needed services. This process begins with an overview with our Intake Worker, who reviews available court, social work or probation documentation as well as interviewing the minor, his caseworker or probation officer and other available parties.