SUPERVISED ACCESS AND THERAPEUTIC SUPERVISED ACCESS
IN TORONTO, NORTH YORK AND THE GTA
Sometimes a custodial parent and/or their child have concerns about spending time with the other parent, including safety and parenting concerns. This service provides an opportunity for a non-custodial parent and their child to spend time together, engaging in child-focused activities, within a safe and structured office environment. All relevant parenting agreements and/or court orders need to be provided and are honoured while allowing for a positive child/parent visit, void of conflict and other parental issues. Neutral observations and reporting are done on all activities and interactions between the parent and child throughout the visit.
I will consult with you about date availability. Lawyers or self-referrals can begin the intake process. For work to commence, parents will need to sign a Supervised Access Plan and Retainer Agreement, created for each family, that describes this process in more detail and provide a retainer. The non-custodial parent usually pays the fees, unless otherwise indicated. This service may also be provided in the home or community.
Therapeautic Serviced Access
This service is helpful when a non-custodial parent requires additional support in developing a relationship with their child. This is due to safety and parenting concerns, or when there has been a long separation from their child. It provides parenting guidance, assistance and interventions when there are concerns in regards to the skills, knowledge, and/or abilities of a parent to care for their child or when a parent is in need of assistance in regards to particular child-rearing practices. Therapeutic supervised access provides the support and guidance while helping to alleviate these concerns. Issues to be addressed are appropriate discipline strategies, recognition of the child’s emotional needs, assistance with routines and limits, and overall appropriate behavioural expectations. Detailed visit reports are completed after each visit, reviewed with the participating parent and are available to the custodial parent. The service includes an ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the services provided.
This service requires that detailed information is provided, including family history, all clinical assessment information, all relevant court documents, and any agreements between the parents. I will consult with you about date availability. Lawyers or self-referrals can begin the intake process. An individual intake appointment is required with the custodial and non-custodial parents. For work to commence, parents will need to sign a Therapeutic Supervised Access Plan and Retainer Agreement, created for each family, that describes this process in more detail and provide a retainer. The non-custodial parent usually pays the fees unless otherwise indicated. This service may also be provided in the home or community.