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Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (TSV)
Expanding on TRAC’s longstanding history of providing therapeutic services to youth and families in the child welfare system, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (TSV) is geared to strengthen the total family unit, in efforts to improve family relationships and overall functioning, of those families working toward being reunified with their children who are in the foster care system. The goals of TSV are to: assess and improve the mental health functioning of parents, particularly as it relates to their ability to effectively parent; ensure children’s safety, not only during visitation, but during the child’s return home to the family unit, and provide to the court and county professionals, assessments with regards to the parents readiness or ability to effectively and safely re-parent their child.
The short-term outcomes of TSV are increase of the family’s ability to (a) acknowledge the issues that necessitated placement and (b) begin the process of healing the relationships damaged due to the trauma of family disruption. Through TSV birth parents will develop the skills needed to be reunified with their child and prevent their reentry into the foster care system.