With family reunification as the primary goal for all youth in care, successful visitation is one of the most important factors.
- Our Visitation Center provides a safe, supportive and neutral setting for youth and families to interact.
- Visits enable families to begin to rebuild in a healthy, nurturing and safe environment. Age-appropriate toys and activities are provided, and positive play and communication among family members is encouraged during each visit.
- Through coached visitation, caring and experienced staff help parents take charge of their visit and learn to respond to the child’s needs and help build positive attachments.
- In addition, coached visitation serves as an enhancement to CHJC’s parent education classes, whereby birth parents can put into practice new and appropriate parenting techniques that will aid in returning their child to their care. When applicable, foster parents are also included as part of the learning process.
For more information, contact the CHJC Visitation Center at (315) 788-7430.