Supervised Family Visitation
What is supervised visitation?
Based on issues of protection and safety, a judge may decide that in order for a child to have contact with a parent, a neutral third person must be present during any visitation. This type of third-person visitation arrangement is called supervised visitation. Visitations is an important part of a family’s case plan and may contribute to a timely reunification. Monitored and unsupervised visits may follow.
During a supervised visit, the parent will not be left alone with the child. A Visitation Specialist will be present at all times at the visit. Visitation Specialists are there to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the child before, during, and after the visit. They will explain the policies and procedures to parents as well as observe and document both physical and verbal interactions during the visit.
Safe Harbor Support Center Visitation Specialists
Our staff are trauma informed, certified in Incredible Years (positive parenting program), and certified in Taming the Dragons (youth program for trauma-affected children). All staff are court-mandated reporters. We understand that this arrangement can be filled with anxiety and/or anger, but we are here to provide a comfortable and conflict-free visitation space with professionals that care.
Our Facility Amenities:
During your visitation, you will have access to the following:
Kitchen with double oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator (no freezer)
Large Play room with toys and books for preschool-elementary aged school children
Outdoor play area with swing set, space for chalk drawing, and picnic area
Bathroom with toilet and sink (no bathtub or shower)
Safe Harbor does NOT provide diapers, wipes, food, or drinks.