Therapeutic Supervised Visitation
Therapeutic Supervised is designed to provide a protected visitation and a therapeutic intervention between children and the non-custodial parent so that the child benefits as much as possible from the contact. The service also assist children and their families in maintaining or reestablishing relationships that are healthy and safe for the child. This service can also assist children in the transition to different family structures, while providing for the safety of the child. Lastly the services provide custody evaluators and treatment professionals with supplemental information for visitation and treatment planning.
Possible Reasons to utilize services:
- Regular supervised visitation has “failed.”
- There has been a major violation of the child’s trust in the non custodial parent, e.g., abduction, alienation (either alienated or alienating parent), reasonably credible molest allegations, psychological disturbance of the parent, and/or abuse (physical, domestic violence).
- Parent and child have no prior relationship or when there has been a prolonged lapse in contact so that reunification services are necessary.
Who is Eligible:
- Youth ages 1 month to 17 years old
- Youth and families who are willing to commit to the visitation process