Supervised and Therapeutically Supervised Visitations Program
What is Supervised Visitations: The purpose of this program is to improve the parent-child relationship, and thus facilitate the probability of reunification between the parent-child. Services include: instruction in child care skills, disciplinary skills, identifying potential harmful situations in advance, Supervised Visitation, Therapeutically Supervised Visitation, substance abuse treatment and providing time for families to engage in safe play and interaction. Observation and documentation is done at every visit and a report is summarized and submitted to the court for final review.
Why It Is Needed: A child is removed from his/her parents when the courts determine they have been subjected to abuse, neglect, abandonment or exploitation. As part of the rehabilitative Court Case Plan, Supervised Visitation or Therapeutically Supervised Visitation is ordered. SV is conducted by a Bachelor’s level professional and TSV is conducted by a Master’s level professional.
How We Help: The clients case is referred to FRC when the courts determine a child has been subjected to abuse, neglect, abandonment or exploitation and assigned a rehabilitative Visitation Case Plan by a judge. It needs to be strictly enforced because every parent(s) is at risk of losing their parental rights. Depending on the court ordered Case Plan, the supervised visits may continue for months based on progress. Reunification takes place if/when the judge determines the client successfully completed the case plan within the allotted time. Visitations, clinical and mental evaluations and other wraparound services are a component in this determination.