First and foremost, our hearts go out to everyone affected by this horrific event. There are many questions that will never be answered and so many shattered lives and dreams.
For those left wanting to learn more about supervised visits than this blog has provided to date, I've provided this link to an Everett Herald article that helps explain the differences between DSHS supervised visits (dependency cases) and Family Law cases.
Our agency requires that both parties agree to use our service and abide by our rules. As a community based agency, we offer visits in the community, at homes, in public places and the like. The bottom line for Children First is that both parties have to agree upon the location.
Our agency realizes that supervised visits are frequently stressful for everyone involved. That is one of the key reasons that we only use trained, experienced social workers to conduct all of our supervised visits. One of our primary goals, in addition to the health, safety and welfare of the child/ren, is to try to ease the stress involved in these situations and to provide a positive environment for the non-custodial parent and child/ren to visit.