Family Time Plus is committed to provide services that strengthen and encourage families to openly face their challenges and to learn to make positive changes that will have life-altering outcomes.
Supervised visitation is designed to assure that a child can have safe contact with an absent parent without having to be put in the middle of the parents’ conflicts or other problems. There are several reasons for a court to order a supervised visitation including histories or allegations of: previous emotional or physical abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, drug/alcohol abuse, extended absences between the parent and child, concern that the visiting parent may kidnap the child, and the type of environment that the child may encounter during the visit.
As part of services that Family Time Plus provides, a neutral, professional third party is present and observes/listens during the entire visitation. Within a set of guiding rules that are intended to protect children, parents and child(ren) are allowed to interact/play, thus enabling the bond between the child and parent to be maintained.
What sets Family Time Plus apart from other providers is that the supervised visitation can be provided in the visiting parent’s home or places in the community, such as a restaurant, park, or recreational facility such as (bowling, miniature golf, museum, etc.).
Three or four times annually, Family Time Plus will plan and host seminars on a variety of topics relevant to family issues, such as ADHD, child abuse, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc. Speakers with direct expertise in selected topics will be secured to present factual and anecdotal information. Because hosting the seminars locally, it is an affordable way for schools, agencies and organizations to provide quality training for staff to attend.
Community organizations, civic groups, churches, etc. often bring in speakers to provide informational or inspirational presentations to their staff and/or members. Family Time Plus is able to lead workshops, staff development training or seminars.
Guardian ad Litem
As a Guardian ad Litem appointed by the Court, my role is to help ensure the best interests of the child and to shield them from the distressing experience of litigation whose parents are involved with family court and/or domestic relation matters. It is my responsibility to investigate, gather important information, interview witnesses and report to the Court relevant issues and findings which directly impact the lives of children, along with submitting specificrecommendations regarding the needs of the child.