Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Program
At The Therapeutic Solution , we provide Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchanges. Our facilities are “kid friendly” and family welcoming. So, children and families will feel comfortable and safe. At our facilities children can have contact with parents they might not otherwise be able to maintain a relationship due to difficult family transitions. We also provide Therapeutic Supervised visits to assist in maintaining or re-establishing relationships that are healthy and safe for the child. Therapeutic Supervised Visits employ protected visitations along with therapeutic interventions to help facilitate the process.
The Therapeutic Solution provides safe neutral locations where parents can pick up and drop off children without having to interact directly with each other. Our goal in providing these services is to eliminate as many of the emotional challenges children frequently endure while helping them maintain safe contact with their parents and other significant loved ones. The Therapeutic Solution strives to provide a neutral, non-judgmental, and respectful environment for the families who use our services. Our focus is to make sure children have safe and positive contact with their parents. We will do our best to assist all parties through the process to ensure children have an enjoyable visit. We are here so children can have continued contact with their parents during times of transition or recovery.
How often can a parent visit with their child?
The Court’s order will specify how often a parent can visit with a child. Based on Kids Services, Please see Recommendations for Supervised Visits for age-appropriate visiting schedules. The Therapeutic Solution facilitates visits from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Respite Care is based on appointments. Every effort is given to accommodate previously agreed visitation times, however, due to constraints on the facility and number of facilitators, parties may have to be open to changes in the schedule. Any changes will be coordinated prior to the scheduled visits.
How can Supervised Access help?
Many benefits are possible. Supervised access provides a safe setting that allows children to develop or renew a healthy relationship with the visiting parent. It can reduce conflict and make sure no one will be hurt or unfairly blamed for trying to do harm. It can offer an opportunity to reinforce good parenting skills. It allows time for trust to be developed between parent(s) and child(ren). During long court processes, it can allow for continued contact between parents and children. The procedures and ground rules from the initial intake to the final visit are designed to support every family member and eliminate risk.
What are the benefits?
For the child
It allows the child to maintain a relationship with both parents. They can anticipate the visits without the stress of worrying about what is going to happen, and enjoy their time in a safe, comfortable environment without being put in the middle of their parents’ conflict and/or other problems.
For the visiting parent
Adult participants may have mixed feelings or frustration over the program rules. We understand that visiting your child in the presence of a third party can be uncomfortable. But most children and parents quickly adjust. If there are allegations against them, they can visit without fear of any new accusations because there is someone present who can verify what happened during their time together. It is best if the parent is able to put aside any feelings they may have towards the system or the other parent and focus on the relationship with their child.
For the custodial parent
Visitation arrangements are made by the center, so there is no need for contact before, during, or after the visit between custodial and non-custodial parents. You can allow your child to have contact with the other parent in the safe atmosphere provided by the program, without worry and have time for yourself.
For all parties
It is important parents remain flexible. Remember, this is about the children and their needs. It may require some sacrifices on the part of the adults. You probably will not have any difficulty if you can truly think about it from the child’s point of view.