How Do I Become a Supervised Visitation Monitor?
Professional Supervised Visitation Monitors are in high demand. Families are facing conflict in every courthouse throughout the country and many are ordered into Supervised Visitation.
A Parent may be ordered into Supervised (or Monitored) Visitation in order to have access to their child in a safe, neutral environment. Sometimes, a friend or relative can be the visitation monitor, but this often ends up in chaos and conflict.
To avoid the extra struggle, and to avoid the biased opinions that can accompany visits monitored by friends or relatives of the Parents, the Judge will often order that visits shall be conducted only by a Professional Monitor.
A Professional Monitor is one who is...
1) trained in Professional Supervised Visitation
2) not connected to the case (unbiased) and
3) who gets paid for their services
State and county laws vary, so check with your local jurisdiction before purchasing a training program. You might become well-trained, but get disqualified due to various other factors (age, previous convictions, etc.).
Generally speaking, the Court will want a person who has education and/or training in the following areas:
- Families in Conflict
- Domestic Violence
- Child Development
- Child Abuse Reporting Laws
- Substance Use
- Guidelines for Healthy Visits
- Implementing Professional Boundaries
- Confidentiality Limits
In addition, a new Provider will want education and/or training in the following areas:
- Creating Enforceable Contracts
- Setting and Collecting Fees
- Communicating with Clients
- Remaining Neutral at all Times
- Terminating Visits
- Handling No Shows
- Dealing with Manipulative People and Other Difficult Situations
- Hiring Employees
Our training covers all of these topics and more. Our feedback has been extremely positive. Even students who have worked in the profession before or who have completed another other course say our course is the most thorough and helpful.
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