Supervised visitations may be useful in situations where the noncustodial parent:
• Has had nonexistent or limited visitation time with his/her child(ren)
• Wants to allow the child (ren) a slow transition into a relationship with themselves.
• Is experiencing resistance from the other parent to allow unsupervised visitations.
Therapeutic supervised visitations may useful in situation where the noncustodial parent:
• Is working on improving their parenting skills
• May have a drug or alcohol abuse problem, mental health issues or stability in other aspects of life
• Has been abusive or has had trouble controlling anger; or
• May have been involved in inappropriate behavior with the child(ren).
Monitored exchanges/communications may be useful in any of the situations described above particularly when:
• The noncustodial parent has completed treatment and is ready for unsupervised visits.
• When parents separate and engage in conflict with one another in front of their child(ren)
• When there is a history of domestic violence between parents.
• May have been involved in inappropriate behavior with the child.