What is Supervised Visitation?
According to the Supervised Visitation Network, supervised visitation refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children which occurs in the presence of a third person who is responsible for observing the interactions and ensuring the safety of those involved.
What is Safe Exchange?
Safe exchange, or supervised exchange, is a supervised and mediated transfer of children from one parent to the other. Supervision is limited to the exchange or transfer only with the remainder of the parent/child contact remaining unsupervised. Most frequently, precautions are taken to assure that the two parents or representatives do not come into contact with one another while the care of the child is transferred.
For questions about the purpose of supervised visitation and safe exchange, including why professional supervision may be beneficial, check out the FAQs on the Supervised Visitation Network website.
Family Corner Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange
The Family Corner Program provides trained staff to ensure safe and healthy contact between parents and children in a nurturing, home-like setting. Ultimately, this program works toward the goals of protecting the child, promoting healthy parent-child interaction and facilitating family reunification. Services are structured to include a therapeutic element to assist families in reaching their goals, set healthy boundaries, and support children and youth in their relationship with the supervised parent. Families are typically referred from Child Protective Services or Family Court.
The Youth and Family Project reserves the right to accept or refuse a referral for any reason.
Due to the high demand for services, we will not hold space or time for any new referral until the entire intake process has been completed. Referrals will be processed on a first come, first served basis when both parents/guardians have completed the intake process. Youth and Family Project staff will update referral sources as soon as both parents have completed the intake in order to initiate visits in a timely manner.
Please be respectful when communicating with staff to initiate supervised visitation services. Failure to communicate respectfully may result in a refusal of service. Inappropriate communication includes (but is not limited to):
Raising your voice
Assigning blame to agency or agency personnel
Using profanity and/or aggressive language with staff
County Served: Washington
Population Served: Parents and their children
Program Availability: Flexible.
Referral Requirements: Professional referral only through the court system or Human Services Department
Fee: Minimal, based on residency, and referral source. Please call.
Please note, due to the architectural nature of the agency building, stairs are required to access the building. If you require accommodations to access supervised visitation services, please request at intake.
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