Superior Court Supervised Visitation
Lighthouse for Families provides supervised visitation services to families involved with Superior Court, where the non-custodial parent requires supervision to be able to visit their children. These visits take place within the Lighthouse for Families Visitation Center and are supervised by a Department of Human Services (DHS) approved/credentialed staff.
To access Superior Court Visitation services, a copy of the court order outlining the guidelines of supervision can be submitted by email for consideration of acceptance into the program. After submission of this court order, intake paperwork will need to be submitted by both the non-custodial parent and the custodial parent, as both are required to consent to the visitation terms/guidelines before the family can be accepted into the program.
Juvenile Court Supervised Visitation
Lighthouse for Families provides supervised visitation services to families involved with Juvenile Court, either due to involvement with their local Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) or due to private matters that resulted in Juvenile Court involvement. The supervised visitation program focuses on five parenting domains:
- Basic Care – Can the parent provide healthy meals and snacks for the family; appropriately diaper and/or potty train the child; ensure the child’s basic needs are met when parenting the child?
- Nurturance – Can the parent provide both physical and emotional nurturing to the child?
- Safety and Protection – Can the parent appropriately supervise the child at all times; intervene appropriately when young children engage in unsafe behaviors, as well as ensure they are restrained properly in vehicles?
- Discipline and Limit Setting – Can the parent implement age appropriate, non-physical methods of discipline and limit setting with their children?
- Developmental Stimulation – Can the parent engage in age appropriate, developmentally stimulating activities with their children? This includes a spectrum from reading to them as infants, which encourages the child’s language development, to engaging in appropriate activities with teenage children.
Additional services provided for families involved with Juvenile Court/DFCS may include:
- Comprehensive child and family assessments
- Counseling services for children, adults, and families
- Substance abuse evaluations
- Domestic violence evaluations
- Parental fitness assessments
- Psychological assessments
- Home evaluations for relative/non-relative caregivers
- Parenting classes
- Early intervention services
The above services may be provided to families involved with the Superior Court on a case by case basis. For families involved with DFCS, referrals are made by the family’s DFCS Case Manager through the submission of a DHS Service Authorization. These and all other inquiries regarding the above services can be emailed.