Providers observe parents/children/siblings and/or others who have been separated due to a substantiated allegation of abuse or neglect. Through supervised visitation parents are able to reconnect and reestablish the parent/child/family relationship in a safe environment. Providers teach and encourage parents to learn and practice new concepts.
“I just want to see my babies. I’ll do whatever I have to do to get them back.”
Like our DCS partners, Resilient Minds strongly believes that it is the fundamental right of children to visit with their parents and siblings. Important foundations of the parent/child relationship such as bonding, dependency, and nurturing must be protected and encouraged to thrive for the emotional well-being of children. Resilient Minds Visitation Facilitators provide supervision between parents, children, siblings, and/or others who have been separated due to a substantiated allegation of abuse or neglect or involvement with juvenile probation. Our contractors fill a variety of roles including but not limited to parent coaching, assessing parent/child relationships, parenting education with evidence-based curricula, and maintaining a safe, structured environment during visits. Our goal is always reunification of families whenever possible, which usually involves an incremental, strengths-based approach to increased parenting time from fully supervised, to pop-in visits, to overnights, to weekends, to eventual placement. Resilient Minds provides Supervised Visitation on every level to any family referred by the Department of Child Services, regardless of language, creed, color, or sexual orientation/identity. We are proud to offer a wide range of interpreters and sensitivity-trained professionals to serve the families in our community with all their Supervised Visitation and Parenting Education needs.