Supervised Visitation and Therapeutic Supervised Visitation work to reunite families and support the attachment between parents and their children.
Overseeing supervised visits between parent(s) and child. Home-based counselors assist families in designing visitation plans to meet the family’s needs. The Home Based Counselor may also assist in the coordination of visits. These are recommended for families that are involved with the child welfare system to support reunification with healthy outcomes and successful transitions.
Counselors will observe visits of varying length between the parent(s) and the children who are currently residing outside of the parent's home. The counselor ensures the safety of all parties in addition to ensuring healthy interactions between those involved. The counselor provides detailed reports on the visits and any pertinent information to aid the referring agent in assessing progress and concerns.
In addition to monitoring, reporting and ensuring safety through out a parent and child visit, therapeutic visitation includes coaching and modeling of needed skills for the parent to improve their interactions and ongoing attachment with their children. Skills may include: parent training, effective communication, socialization, behavior management, positive interactions and pro-social activities that encourage bonding. Counselors will utilize a variety of techniques to achieve the treatment goals developed in an individualized treatment plan that are evidence based and proven to be successful in addressing needs of an individual, parent and/or family.