Goals of Grace Abounds Counseling & Psychological Consulting’s supervised visitation services are:
To help reintroduce a parent to a child after a long absence from the child’s life.
To help introduce a parent and a child when there has been no prior relationship between the parent and the child.
When there are issues of mental illness, domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, or drug or alcohol abuse
When there are parenting concerns.
When there is a threat of kidnapping.
Responsibilities & Role of the Supervisor
We are there to:
Keep the child safe, protect, nurture and restore the parent-child relationships.
Help the child enjoy the visit.
Make sure that the child is free from unnecessary stress.
As supervisors, we are:
Present at all times during the visit.
Do not leave the child alone with the supervised parent at any time.
This includes accompanying a young child to the bathroom.
Listen to what is being said.
Whispering and quiet talking between the child and the supervised parent is not permitted.
Pay close attention to the child’s behavior and emotions.
If necessary, interrupt or end a visit, if we deem necessary to do so in the best interest of the child.
Our Goals for a Successful Visit
Improved parenting skills for the visiting parent
Improved parent-child relationship.
Conflict-free experience for everyone.
A safe and secure setting where the child and their parents visit under the guidance of a trusted person.
Children feel emotionally and physically safe during the visit.
Improved level of trust between the custodial parent and the non-custodial parent.
Reduced conflict and hostility between parents.
Increased time between non-custodial parent and the child in the future.
Our Agency Supervisors:
Provide a safe and positive experience for the child(ren)
Are physically present – within earshot & eyesight – throughout the visit
Are actively aware of what’s happening