Services provided by the Child Access and Visitation Program include:
Case Intake & Assessment:
Obtaining initial information to determine problems and barriers to visitation, and setting a plan of action to intervene. Group Parenting Education:
Group instruction for one or both parents to provide legal information, guidance on interacting with the other parent respectfully, and guidance on understanding child behavior at different age levels. Counseling/Individual Education:
A session to address individual problems which are specific barriers to visitation. Co-Parenting Education Sessions & Development of Parenting Plans:
A meeting between the non-custodial parent and the custodial parent with a neutral third party to establish a schedule for visits and exchanges of the child(ren) from one parent to another. Supervised Visitation:
Visitation observed by a trained professional. Monitored Visitation:
Setting up a visitation session for the non- custodial parent. A social worker schedules and follows up the visitation by phone contacts with each parent. For visitation sessions arranged by the parents without staff assistance, follow up of the visitation by phone contacts with each parent is provided. Neutral Drop Off/Pick Up Sites for Child Visitation:
A mutual safe site is provided for one parent to bring the child to deliver to the other parent. This is set up so that there is no contact between the parents. (available in Dublin, Eastman, Sandersville, & Swainsboro)
Please note that legal services are not included as part of this program’s services.
Frequently asked questions can be found by downloading our brochure here.
SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY:
TLC Children’s Services
Teddy Drakes, Coordinator
478-275-8100, ext. 3