Types of Supervised Visitation:
Basic supervision is when the supervisor monitors all the interactions and conversations between the children and parent but only interacts if there is a violation of the agency’s guidelines.
Facilitative supervision is the when the supervisor monitors all the interactions and conversations between the children and parent and offers feedback and parenting advice to the parent. The goal of facilitative supervision is to assist the child and parent in bonding and to teach parents healthy ways to respond to their children.
-All cases need to have a court order or official agreement for supervised visitation. (See a sample court in the forms section)
-The maximum time for supervised visits is two hours. Any visits longer than two hours will be approved on a case by case basis.
-Most visitation occurs at the agency’s office; however, we will do off-site basic visitation for an additional charge. Facilitative supervision must take place at the office.
-Supervisors complete written documentation of each visit and these records can be requested by clients and attorneys. The visitation notes are not filed with the Court.
Tammi Axelson, LMSW-IPR is the owner and manager of Pineywoods Family Supervision. She has worked in the field of family law forensics for fifteen years as a Child Custody Evaluator, Adoption Evaluator, Parenting Facilitator, and Expert Consult.