Family Visitation

Court-ordered Supervised Visitation

Specialized Supervised Visitation

Types of supervised visitations provided by Positive Influences

Supervised visitation has many forms, including one-on-one supervision, group supervision, neutral or monitored exchange, telephone or video monitoring, and therapeutic supervision. .

  • One-on-one supervision is when a one parent and that parent’s children are supervised alone, but some providers allow guest to also attend.
  • Neutral or monitored exchange allows parents to pick up and drop off, or exchange the child for changes of possession, without direct contact with each other, minimizing conflict.
  • Therapeutic supervision involves either visitation being monitored or assisted by a trained psychologist or social worker, especially valuable when the children are emotionally unable to visit the noncustodial parent without a strong emotional reaction, or when dealing with parental alienation syndrome.

Reasons for securing a professional attendant

Professional supervision providers will cost more, but the benefits are great.

  • Most professional providers, world wide, will have some sort of intake and documentation process.
  • Many providers have a location set up for visits and may be willing to go off-site to parks and other places fun for children.
  • Professional supervisors are trained to handle emergencies and do not avoid confrontation.
  • Professional monitors work to be sure the visit is neutral and open for the child to have fun with the noncustodial parent.
  • Professional providers will maintain a supervised environment for the duration, usually documenting the visit.


Preparing for the Visits

Sometimes the noncustodial parent or any party being supervised may feel resentful and nervous. Some feel angry at having to pay to see their children. Having a good attitude is important for making the most of the visit. Also preparation is key.

  • Bring food (check policies) if there is a mealtime during visit or it is a long visit.
  • Plan activities the child will like.
  • Stay focused on the child.
  • Plan to meet the child’s needs.
  • Do not discuss the case.
  • Do not speak negatively about the other parent or family.

The custodial parent must also prepare. Attitude is key.

  • Encourage the child to have fun.
  • Say good bye quickly.
  • Do not interrogate the child after visits.
  • Do not discuss the case.
  • Do not speak negatively about the other parent or family.
  • Let the child be comfortable having fun with the noncustodial parent.
  • Prepare the child for the visit by letting them know general policies of the provider for their safety and protection.
  • Introduce the child to the provider.
  • Let the child know you want them to have fun.



Fee Schedule

If there is an open CPS case, speak with the caseworker about payment for the services.  The visits are often covered via a contract between the state and Positive Influences.

On-site Visitation                                                               $60 per hour

Off-site Visitation                                                               $75 per hour

Failure to properly cancel 24 hours in advance           $50 for each hour scheduled