The purpose of Supervised Visitations (SV) is to enable an on-going relationship between the non-custodial parent and child by impartially observing their contact in a safe and structured environment.
In some situations, SV may include an educational component to teach appropriate parent leadership skills to the non-custodial parent. Including this into SV will be determine on a case-by-case basis.
SV is short-term and does not assist in the long-term goal of achieving a healthy relationship between the non-custodial parent and the child.
The main goal of Reunification Therapy (RT) is to reintroduce a parent back into a child’s life in a safe, controlled, and therapeutic manner.
The process of RT is designed to ensure a safe environment for the children and parents involved to create a new and secure bond with one another under the close supervision of one of our clinicians.
The most important idea of Reunification Therapy is the long-term goal of reconnecting the parent and child for a long-lasting bond.
Parenting coordinators are specially trained professionals whose work focuses on helping co-parents manage their parenting plan, improve communication, and resolve disputes.
A parenting coordinator is there to work with the co-parents, yet the overarching focus of their work is to uphold the best interests of the children and encourage parents to do so as well.
If you are always in conflict and cannot resolve issues with your co-parent, consider working with a parenting coordinator.