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Message ID: 8296
Date: 2009-11-05

Author:D F MCMAHON

Subject:RE: Protocols for visitation with maltreating parents

Are you making any distinction between maltreating and alleged maltreating parents? Some time ago I ran across a very interesting paper about visitation and the different perceptions parents and caseworker have regarding the role and purpose of visits. E.g. parents seeing the visit in terms of emotional contact and caseworkers seeing it as an assessment tool, along with how parents and caseworkers communicate (or don't) these different perceptions. Might be able to track it down. Sheri McMahon ND > Subject: Protocols for visitation with maltreating parents > To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu > From: Stephanie.Romney@sfdph.org > Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:17:44 -0800 > > Hello All, > > Does anyone know of any evidence-informed protocols that have been > developed for supervised visitation between children and their maltreating > parents? Specifically, I am interested in information to guide decisions > about: > > 1) whether a sexually offending parent should ever be granted visitation > with a child (if so, under what circumstances? If a parent needs to first > demonstrate behavior change prior to visitation, how should this determined > and by whom?) > 2) whether a non-offending parent who blames or doesn't believe the child > should be required to demonstrate change before meeting with the child > (again, how is this determined and by whom?), and > 3) how to make decisions around visitation when the extent of the > maltreatment is unclear > > I am also wondering if anyone knows of any research supporting the use of > any specific protocols (i.e., research demonstrating increased child safety > or improved child mental health/functioning). > > Thank you. > > -Stephanie > > Stephanie Romney, Ph.D. > Director, The Parent Training Institute > Community Behavioral Health Services > City and County of San Francisco > 1380 Howard Street, 5th Floor > San Francisco, CA 94103 > ph: (415) 255-3412 > >

Are you making any distinction between maltreating and alleged maltreating parents? Some time ago I ran across a very interesting paper about visitation and the different perceptions parents and caseworker have regarding the role and purpose of visits. E.g. parents seeing the visit in terms of emotional contact and caseworkers seeing it as an assessment tool, along with how parents and caseworkers communicate (or don't) these different perceptions. Might be able to track it down. Sheri McMahon ND > Subject: Protocols for visitation with maltreating parents > To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu > From: Stephanie.Romneysfdph.org > Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:17:44 -0800 > > Hello All, > > Does anyone know of any evidence-informed protocols that have been > developed for supervised visitation between children and their maltreating > parents? Specifically, I am interested in information to guide decisions > about: > > 1) whether a sexually offending parent should ever be granted visitation > with a child (if so, under what circumstances? If a parent needs to first > demonstrate behavior change prior to visitation, how should this determined > and by whom?) > 2) whether a non-offending parent who blames or doesn't believe the child > should be required to demonstrate change before meeting with the child > (again, how is this determined and by whom?), and > 3) how to make decisions around visitation when the extent of the > maltreatment is unclear > > I am also wondering if anyone knows of any research supporting the use of > any specific protocols (i.e., research demonstrating increased child safety > or improved child mental health/functioning). > > Thank you. > > -Stephanie > > Stephanie Romney, Ph.D. > Director, The Parent Training Institute > Community Behavioral Health Services > City and County of San Francisco > 1380 Howard Street, 5th Floor > San Francisco, CA 94103 > ph: (415) 255-3412 > >