Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program

Note: The Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Vulnerable children and their families: children in foster care and children involved in high-risk custody and visitation cases in family court proceedings

Program Overview

The Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program provides specialized and intensive services to vulnerable children and their families: children in foster care and children involved in high-risk custody and visitation cases in family court proceedings. Therapeutic supervised visitation services are designed to help parents who cannot have unsupervised access to their children due to a history of child physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental illness. Rather than eliminating contact between a noncustodial parent and child, supervised visitation creates a one-on-one supportive setting where the relationship can safely continue and be strengthened while pending legal issues are addressed by the child protective and court systems. The program allows visiting parents to spend time with their children in the presence of a Master’s-level clinician or a Masters of Social Work intern supervised by licensed clinicians. Families receive support from skilled clinicians to strengthen or repair their relationship with their children. Supervised visitation is intended to be a temporary remedy with most parents moving toward less restrictive or unsupervised visits with their child whenever possible. When a family is transitioning to unsupervised visits, The Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program provides a neutral place for the safe transfer of children during unsupervised visits when there are restrictions placed on the contact between parents.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program.

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program.

Contact Information

Anna Fuentes
Agency/Affiliation: The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Website: www.nyspcc.org/our-work/our-worktherapeutic-supervised-visitation-program
Email:
Phone: (212) 233-5500 x205

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2018

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2018