Standards For Supervised Visitation Practice
18.0 Termination Of Services
This section sets forth the procedural parameters for termination of supervised visitation services.
18.2 Reasons for Termination
A provider must have written policies and procedures that set forth the reasons for which services may be terminated, including, but not limited to:
- Safety concerns or other case issues that cannot be effectively managed by the provider;
- Excessive demand on the provider's resources;
- The parent's failure to comply with the conditions or rules for participation in the program;
- Nonpayment of program fees; and
- Threat of or actual violence or abuse.
18.3 Refusal of Child to Visit
- A provider must have written policies and procedures for situations in which a child refuses to participate in parent/child visits.
- If a child refuses to visit with the noncustodial party in such a way or for such a period of time that it raises concerns that continuation of services may be detrimental to the child's safety and emotional well- being, then a provider must suspend services pending resolution of the issue.
18.4 Procedures for Termination of Services
When a provider terminates services, the provider must:
- Inform each parent in writing of the reason for termination of services;
- Provide written notice to the court and/or referring source stating the reason for the termination; and
- Document the termination and reasons for termination in the case file.