Supervised Visitation is a term that describes contact between a parent and a child overseen by a third party. It is also a term for contact between a noncustodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third person, in which the only focus is the protection and safety of the child and adult participants. If Supervised Visitation is necessary, the Judge will order the visitation to be part of the parenting plan.
Ocean Vista Counseling offers Supervised Visitation in Flagler and Volusia Counties. All visitation starts initially in the office setting and if the counselor feel it is clinically appropriate they may moved to the community if ALL parties are in agreement.
When are Supervised Visits necessary?
- If a parent has been absent from the child’s life and they wants to start a relationship with the child
- If there have been any potentially dangerous family situations
- If there has been physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of the child by a parent
- If there has been physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of one parent by the other parent
- If a parent has a substance abuse problem
- If a parent has an uncontrolled mental illness that poses harm to the child
- If there is risk of kidnapping or abduction by one of the parents
- If a parent has neglected the child
Ocean Vista Counseling – Services Available
Our group also provides Reunification Counseling, Co-Parent Counseling, Family Mediation, and Parenting Coordination. Kathleen Coughlin, LCSW has been monitoring Supervised Visits and has been facilitating Co-Parenting sessions for many years in both Florida and Pennsylvania. Please feel free to contact the office directly with any questions 386-449-8600.