Fortitude Counseling Associates, PLLC, Supervised Visitation Program offers (On-Site)supportive supervised visitation and supervised exchange services to members of our community. The primary focus of supportive supervised visitation includes the protection and safety of the participants and includes active interventions that encourage consistent parent/child contacts that may lead to improving the parent/child relationship.
Our programs are designed to assure that a child can have safe contact with an absent parent without. The child's needs are priority in making any decisions regarding supervision of the visit or the exchange.
In some cases, a judge may determine that it is appropriate to order supervised visitation take place in the presence of a third party. It allows children to visit the non-custodial parent in a safe, neutral, positive, and stress-free environment. It also protects children from being placed in the middle of parent’s conflicts or other problems. The children’s needs are priority in making any decisions regarding the need for such supervision. There are also benefits to parents. It will provide consistency with a set schedule of dates and times. The scheduling and visits are made by a neutral third party, the (Visit Supervisor), and contact does not occur between the custodial and non-custodial participants before, during or after the visits. Everyone benefits from the comfortable environment.
Visit Supervisors will carefully observe the visit and document observations occuring during each visit. The responsibility of the visit supervisor is to remain neutral, neither siding with the custodial parent or visiting parent.
At times courts will allow “non-professional” relatives or friends to provide the monitoring. Many times this does not work. Well-meaning friends or family will agree to provide the service; however, they soon tire of the regular commitment of time and effort. It is difficult for family or friends NOT to be placed in the middle and not choose sides. It places a tremendous burden on the relationship and creates unnecessary strife and stress. Once neutrality is lost, then the credibility of the friend or family member is damaged.
Fortitude Counseling Associates Supervised Visitation Program provides highly trained supervisors that have completed courses in proper observation techniques and written reports.
We provide professional observations, legally written reports and will testify in court if necessary.Additionally:
Supervised exchange is supervision of the transfer of a child from the custodial to the noncustodial parent at the start of the parent/child contact and back to the custodial parent at the end of the contact.
Safe Exchange Supervision is the transfer of the child(ren) from one parent to the other, limited to the actual transfer with the remainder of the visit unsupervised. Parents have no interaction with each other as the children are supervised from one parent to the other.
It works similar to that of our Supervised Visitation program and that the focus and goal is to make sure that the child or children are safe during the interaction.
A short intake questionnaire will be given to help our staff set up the most effective and nurturing way to safely make the exchange with the child(ren). We will coordinate with the custodial parent and visiting parent to help secure a schedule that works for everyone.
Each parent, both custodial and noncustodial, is responsible for their own Intake/Orientation fee, which covers their initial Intake/Orientation appointment. Exceptions to this policy include court ordered payment arrangements or arrangements agreed upon by both parties in writing. Prices below include up to 3 children per supervised visit. $25 is added for each additional child per supervised hour.
Price is per parent (Custodial and Non-Custodial) for the initial individual intake/orientation session. (Payment is non-refundable.)
Price is per parent for intake session.
Price includes drop off and pick up.
All payments for visits and exchanges must be made at least 5 days prior to service.
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