Services

Virtual Visitation

Due to COVID, CFV, LLC is offering Virtual Visitation. A trained supervisor is using audio and visual media to supervise visitation. Zoom is the platform that is used for visitation, so that waiting rooms can be utilized. Zoom calls can also be recorded upon request.

Visitation

During supervised visitation, a trained supervisor is present and generally does not participate in the visit. At the beginning of the visit, the supervisor will meet with the drop-off client to escort the child(ren) to the visiting parent, the visiting parent will be advised to wait in a particular location, and the drop-client will need to leave the area immediately. During visitation, the supervisor will observe and take notes, if required. Once visitation is over, the supervisor will escort the child(ren) back to the pick-up client and the visiting parent will need to leave the location immediately, or wait 5-15 minutes for exchange of child(ren) to pick parent to occur first before departing location. The residential or visiting parent may ask for a CFV Child-Well Being Form which is explained in the intake packet.

  1. Supervised
    1. The visit supervisor maintains sight and sound contact with the child and all parties to the visit at all times. This is the highest level of supervision
  2. Monitored
    1. The visit supervisor is ON SITE and within line of sight OR within hearing distance of the parent-child interaction at all times. The Service Worker will conduct fifteen (15) minute periodic checks where they are able to both see and hear the parent-child interaction. This is medium level of supervision

Child Exchanges

During a child exchange, the child(ren) is exchanged from the residential parent to the visiting parent. The purpose of the exchange is so that both parties do not have contact with each other. After the child is exchanged with the supervisor, the parent is expected to leave the location immediately. The visiting parent may be asked to wait in a designated location until the supervisor has received the child(ren). Both parties are required to have a working telephone and/or cell to be contacted by CFV staff. The supervisor will require, both parents to provide information regarding the health of the child to ensure the best care of the child is provided. The residential or visiting parent may ask for a CFV Child-Well Being Form which is explained in the intake packet.

  1. Supervised
    1. The visit supervisor maintains sight and sound contact with the child and all parties to the visit at all times. This is the highest level of supervision
  2. Monitored
    1. The visit supervisor is ON SITE and within line of sight OR within hearing distance of the parent-child interaction at all times. The Service Worker will conduct fifteen (15) minute periodic checks where they are able to both see and hear the parent-child interaction. This is medium level of supervision

Transportation

During transportation, a trained transporter will commute the child(ren) from the residential parent to the visiting parent. This service can be utilized on its own or in combination of other services. Both parties are required to have a working telephone and/or cell to be contacted by CFV staff. The supervisor will require, both parents to provide information regarding the health of the child to ensure the best care of the child is provided. The residential or visiting parent may ask for a CFV Child-Well Being Form which is explained in the intake packet.

Physical Home Assessment

CFV is offering to do physical assessments of visiting parents’ home before in-home visits are to begin. This assessment is NOT A HOME STUDY.

The purpose of this is to determine if CFV views the visiting parents’ home an acceptable and safe environment for the child and them to visit in. It will determine if the home is clean, has electricity and running water, a functioning kitchen and bathroom, is age-appropriate food available for the child, is the visiting parent prepared with any other items they will need to care for their child, does it have enough space for the child to play depending on the age of the child, and if there will be anyone else present in the home during visitation. The home will also be searched for any drug paraphernalia and/or weapons to make sure they are not present and if they are, they are stored properly.

CFV will view and search the whole house entirely, so please do not be offended, if CFV opens doors, closets, or dressers.

CFV will conduct a short interview with the visiting parent on why they are requesting in-home visits. CFV will conduct a short interview with the residential parent to determine how they feel about the visiting parent having in-home visits.

After CFV has viewed the home, a report will be generated to discuss the physical conditions of the home, if the parent is prepared to have the child in their home, if anyone else will be present in the home during visitation, was there any drug paraphernalia and/or weapons present or stored away, the views of the visiting and residential parent on in-home visitation occurring and the recommendations of CFV if in-home visitation should occur, and if not, what should the visiting parent do to get the home in a condition where in-home visitation can occur.

If any parent has any objections to in-home visitation, the visiting parent will need to go to court to get the matter resolved. CFV cannot force in-home visitation to occur.