At a recent supervised visitation at Hope Unlimited, staff encountered an upset parent.
It happens sometimes. The Child Visitation Center brings together children with parents or other relatives in a secure, supervised setting. Such visitations may be needed because of a difficult divorce, an abusive situation, a parent with a substance abuse problem or maybe just because of a situation where the parent has never been part of the child?s life before.
In this instance, the parent was isolated in a secured area. The child never saw the parent?s meltdown. There was no risk that the parent might try to leave with the child. Three locked doors separated the child visitation center from the exit.