Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Is my child going to be safe visiting his other parent?

Such sentiments are often expressed in situations of intense conflict when parents are separated, divorcing or in court. The root of these sentiments exist on a continuum from:
  • concern over parenting skills
  • concern over an appropriate visitation environment
  • concerns for safety of self and child
What are the options of parents? One option might be supervised visitation.
Supervised Visitation is a service that provides non-custodial parent and child(ren) a safe and comfortable environment. The visits are in the presence of a third person who is responsible for observing and reporting the interaction between the child, the custodial parent, and the non-custodial parent.
New York Center has been operating a Supervised Visitation Program since September 2004. Our program was started to provide neutral parenting services to clients in the Integrated Domestic Violence Court. Since that time, many other individuals have contacted us to request services. The Supervised Visitation Program is addressing a critical need on Staten Island to keep families unified and strong, and children bonded to and nurtured by their parents.

Read our announcement about the Supervised Visitation Program here.

Click here to find out about Supervised Visitation on a national basis.

1 comment:

Jen Miller said...

I've found an excellent listing of supervised visitation providers at http://svdirectory.com. Lots of info and there doesn't appear to be any cost to use the site.