Both material and allegations of abuse or neglect can put parent-child relationships at risk. Supervised parenting time reconciles the tension between risk and loss of parent-child contact. It allows a child to have a safe relationship with a parent, free of conflict. Supervised parenting time is facilitated by a professional supervisor, who maintains both eye and ear shot of the parent at all times. The supervisor does not provide therapeutic interventions, but does intervene when things are done or said that could put a child at risk. Observations are documented in order to both protect and provide information to interested third-parties, such as the court.
Each case starts with an intake with each parent so that an assessment of potential risk can be done. This is to help ensure that supervised parenting can be done in a way that meets the interests of the children involved.