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Message ID: 9146
Date: 2012-05-07

Author:Michael R Anter

Subject:Re: Visitation policies

Hello Katherine, I am a visitation provider for Children's Administration in Region 2, Washington State. I am not aquainted with the statues which govern the courts in their recommendations for parent child visits, but have generally observed that the courts have recommended liberal visitation between parents and newborns. The courts recommendations are not being followed by DSHS, as they state that they do not have the financial resources to be able to provide all court recommended visits. Our Snohomish County offices have a policy of providing parents with two hours of paid supervision per week; asking those parents to find friends or relatives to provide the other authorized visits. In many cases the parent/parents are unable to find someone who will pass a background check in order to be found acceptable by the department. The background check application process takes up to 8 weeks to complete, which means that many parents have to wait several months before having "liberal" visits. Potential friend/family visit providers who are here without proper documentation fear being deported if they submit a background check. Thank you .. Michael Anter Confidentiality Notice: This e mail message, including files or documents atached to this e mail, is for the use of the intended recepient, and may contain priviliged information or otherwise be protected by law. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Michael R Anter/Parent Representation Program Social Worker/Office of Public Defense, Olympia "katstar@fqstudio.net" wrote: >I am interested in specific visitation policies (examples of statute would >be great) for children in the custody of child welfare systems. We are >trying to develop policies that are more in line with best practices >regarding infants having daily visits with parents and toddlers visiting >every 2-3 days. However, there are system resource issues that can't go >unnoticed. Any guidance or information would be much appreciated. > >Thank You, > >Katherine Barillas, Ph.D. >One Voice Texas >713-480-3937

Hello Katherine, I am a visitation provider for Children's Administration in Region 2, Washington State. I am not aquainted with the statues which govern the courts in their recommendations for parent child visits, but have generally observed that the courts have recommended liberal visitation between parents and newborns. The courts recommendations are not being followed by DSHS, as they state that they do not have the financial resources to be able to provide all court recommended visits. Our Snohomish County offices have a policy of providing parents with two hours of paid supervision per week; asking those parents to find friends or relatives to provide the other authorized visits. In many cases the parent/parents are unable to find someone who will pass a background check in order to be found acceptable by the department. The background check application process takes up to 8 weeks to complete, which means that many parents have to wait several months before having "liberal" visits. Potential friend/family visit providers who are here without proper documentation fear being deported if they submit a background check. Thank you .. Michael Anter Confidentiality Notice: This e mail message, including files or documents atached to this e mail, is for the use of the intended recepient, and may contain priviliged information or otherwise be protected by law. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Michael R Anter/Parent Representation Program Social Worker/Office of Public Defense, Olympia "katstarfqstudio.net" wrote: >I am interested in specific visitation policies (examples of statute would >be great) for children in the custody of child welfare systems. We are >trying to develop policies that are more in line with best practices >regarding infants having daily visits with parents and toddlers visiting >every 2-3 days. However, there are system resource issues that can't go >unnoticed. Any guidance or information would be much appreciated. > >Thank You, > >Katherine Barillas, Ph.D. >One Voice Texas >713-480-3937