PSSF Time-Limited Reunification

Supervised Family Visitation (TLR/SFV)

Supervised Family Visitation services provide increased opportunities for children in foster care to visit with their families in less restrictive but secure, non-threatening environments. Supervised visitation centers may also provide opportunities for children to maintain connections with siblings placed in different placements or visit with extended family members or other significant adults. These community-based visitation centers are designed with a parent’s schedule in mind and should increase the frequency and quality of interactions between parents and children and children and their siblings and other significant adults.

Successful family reunification is based, in part, on the family or primary caregiver demonstrating an understanding of the child's needs and their competency to meet those identified needs during observed visits. Services are designed to establish or sustain parent-child and sibling relationships and facilitate the achievement of reunification case plan goals.

Supervised Family Visitation Service Requirements
  1. Assessment & Visitation Plan
  2. Case Management
  3. Supervised Family Visitation, including Sibling Visitation
  4. Parent Coaching, pre- and/or post-visit
Transportation should be coordinated to remove barriers to consistent visitation. If transportation by caseworker, foster parent(s) or relative caregiver(s) is not available, transportation should be provided as one of the additional services. Other services may include:
  • Pre-reunification parent education
  • Post-reunification in-home follow up
  • Therapeutic counseling
  • Transportation to and from visits, for child or parent
  • Peer mentoring
  • Support groups
  • Substance abuse treatment and recovery support