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Message ID: 8299
Date: 2009-11-09

Author:Tafoya, Sonya

Subject:RE: Protocols for visitation with maltreating parents

The only evidence-based supervised visitation I am aware of is at: http://www.cachildwelfareclearinghouse.org/program/70/detailed



Per experts and research guidance in CA on sexual abuse, I recommend she contact Dr. Toni Cavaugh Johnson (http://www.tcavjohn.com/ )





-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-4527361-6841130@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-4527361-6841130@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Stephanie Romney

Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:18 AM

To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu

Subject: Protocols for visitation with maltreating parents



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









The only evidence-based supervised visitation I am aware of is at: http://www.cachildwelfareclearinghouse.org/program/70/detailed



Per experts and research guidance in CA on sexual abuse, I recommend she contact Dr. Toni Cavaugh Johnson (http://www.tcavjohn.com/ )





-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-4527361-6841130list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-4527361-6841130list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Stephanie Romney

Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:18 AM

To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu

Subject: Protocols for visitation with maltreating parents



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