The Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program (CFSVP) provides a safe place for children to continue their relationship with a non-custodial parent. CFSVP and the expansion of Safe Exchanges provides a safe place for children to interact with parents without the stress of being in the middle of a family argument, observing a parent who is impaired by substance abuse and without uncomfortable conversations that include adult topics. By accessing the supervised visitation and safe exchange services, the risk of violence to children will decrease. Ongoing parent and child contact, through supervised visitation, has been shown to be crucial to a child’s mental health and ability to build a healthy relationship with the non-custodial parent.
One unique aspect of the Child Protection Center is the Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program (CFSVP). What makes this program so special is that there are nearly 70 volunteers who give not only their time but their hearts, compassion, and understanding to the children and families we serve. Volunteer Supervisors monitor each supervised visit that CPC facilitates. This means they sit with one or both parents and their children as they interact in a child-friendly space, with ample security measures taken to keep all parties safe. The service of these volunteers shows their true dedication to the children and families in our community.
To learn more about the services offered by CFSVP or to volunteer, please contact Program Director, Tamara Tridle at TamaraT@CPCSarasota.org or 941-492-6491