American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

An Examination of Existing and Necessary Qualifications of Practitioners Providing Supervised Visitation / Parenting Time Services
Tracy A. Marschall

While progress has been made in terms of standardizing expectations for supervised visitation services and increasing understanding about the benefits such services can provide to high conflict families, there is little agreement over what constitutes adequate preparation and training or essential skills/knowledge. This article will summarize the existing research regarding qualifications of practitioners providing supervised visitation / parenting time services; discuss relevant skills and the possible consequences faced by practitioners and clients without clear guidelines and expectations; and suggest areas in need of exploration. It is anticipated this analysis will present important results to inform policy decisions / legislation, and improve service delivery for vulnerable children and families.

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