Family Visitation Services

AMHC is the Aroostook, Hancock and Washington County provider of Family Visitation Services under contract to the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Child and Family Services.  The purpose of the program is to provide safe and supportive visits between the children who are in DHHS custody and their parents (and/or other identified individuals during the reunification and rehabilitation process).  This goal shall be reached by providing children referred by the Department, or a federally-recognized Tribe, with a safe, supportive, and supervised environment for arranged visits with their parents (and/or other identified individuals), and by parents engaging with the Visit Support Worker (VSW) to improve their parenting skills.

AMHC provides Family Visitation Program services that consist of skilled observation and assessment of parent-child interactions, and include modeling/teaching of parenting skills during scheduled visit times by a trained VSW.   The parameters of the scheduled supported visits are determined through the Family Team Meeting (FTM) process, with the family’s assigned caseworker, and the family (including the family’s Formal and Informal Supports). The VSW shall participate in FTMs, as requested by Department staff, and according to each family’s individualized Rehabilitation and Reunification Plan and court order.

Services are provided in each of AMHC’s outpatient service locations in Aroostook and Washington Counties.

For general information about the service, please contact Jacquelyn Clossey at 1-207-532-6523

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