Supportive Supervised Visitation Certificate 

In 2023, the SVN training standards were updated to include a revised definition of Supportive Supervised Visitation and new training requirements for supportive visitation.

Supportive Supervised Visitation is a term that describes parent-child/contact that is overseen by a third party.  The primary focus of supportive visitation includes the protection and safety of the participants and includes active interventions that encourage consistent parent/child contact that may lead to improving the parent/child relationship.  Supportive supervision may also be referred to as “facilitated visitation” or “directed visitation”


Why Supportive Supervised Visitation?  SVN Members have shared with us an interest in doing more than simple “fly on the Wall” observation.  They want to do more to impact the lives of the families we serve, without violating SVN standards of neutrality.

This *NEW* training has been created to meet those new standards. Supportive Supervised Visitation is an alternative to curriculum-based educational supervised visitation like the Nurturing Parenting Parenting Skills for SV. 

Unleash the power of Supportive Supervised Visitation with our interactive training, designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this vital field. By the course's conclusion, participants will not only meet the SVN Supportive Supervised Visitation training standard but will also master the art of implementing active interventions that nurture enduring parent/child relationships.

When:  April 3-4, 2024
Please note the February 14-15, 2024 course is *SOLD OUT* 

Where:  SVN Interactive Virtual Training Room on Zoom 
Time: 11:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST  *you may need to adjust your time zone to Eastern Time*
Cost:  SVN Member $350 
           Non-Member Rate: $450 

What is a certificate training? 

This training meets SVN Stanard 12.6 for Supportive Supervised Visitation: 

12.6 Training for Supportive Supervision
In addition to the SVN 24-hour training standard, a visit supervisor providing supportive visitation must complete additional training on the following topics:

  • Child Development
  • Trauma-informed interventions to promote (change;) positive visits.
  • Parenting skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Behaviors that facilitate positive attachment, separation, and reconnection


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Technology Requirements

  • Use Chrome or Firefox browsers to access the training
  • Please note that tablets or mobile phones are not suitable for this interactive course; computer access is mandatory
  • Each participant must have a computer/laptop; sharing is not allowed.

Camera and Presence:

  • You are required to be on camera and present for the entire duration.
  • Please make sure to plan your days accordingly as you will not be able to be in your car, attending appointments, or supervising services. 
  • Ensure your system is compatible by testing it before the course day.