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Family Support Services

WHAT:

Family Support Services at Unlocked Potential focus on families that are involved in Family Court within Central and Northern NJ.  This program provides professional services for litigants who are court ordered for services such as Parenting Time Supervision, Therapeutic Parenting Time, Clinical Diagnostic Evaluations and/or Parenting Skills Evaluations.

Parents who are court ordered for an evaluation or seeking a private pay option for completing court ordered parenting time supervision.  Parents ordered to services may be seeking the option available from Unlocked Potential as the program allows sessions to occur in the parent's home or the community, as appropriate.

WHO:

WHEN:

Sessions typically occur during after school, evening, and weekend hours, when children are not in school and parents are not at work.  The schedule of sessions would be determined at the outset of services, following intake and planning sessions with the Intake Case Manager at Unlocked Potential.  The duration and frequency of sessions would be contingent on the court order as well as what is feasible for the parents. Session durations occur in increments of 1.5hrs, 3hrs, and 5hrs. 

WHY:

Parenting Time Supervision

                                              is a service for parents whom the court has ordered to have their parenting time monitored.   A trained Parenting Time Supervisor, will support a parenting time visit which can be offered privately, and in a variety of settings suited to your family's needs such as your home, or local destinations for family friendly activities.  

Therapeutic Parenting Time 

                                              is available to offer added intervention support for parent child relationships.  A higher trained Parenting Time Supervisor will support the parenting time sessions when a chief concern is communication between the parent and child(ren).  (Note: This service is not therapy, it is therapeutic. The level of the provider's experience will be determined through assessment during the intake process.)

Clinical Diagnostic Evaluations

                                                   are court ordered forensic assessments.  The evaluations are completed by a licensed clinician and comprised of a biopsychosocial interview for diagnosis, current risk assessment, and prognosis related to mental health and/or addiction.

Parenting Skills Evaluations

                                             are court ordered forensic assessments.  The evaluations are completed by a licensed clinician and comprised of a biopsychosocial interview for diagnosis, current risk and prognosis, and assessment of family functioning, domestic violence, and child welfare.

WHERE:

Parenting Time Supervision and Therapeutic Parenting Time occur in the families' home as well as the local community (as appropriate).  

Evaluations are completed through a hybrid model of telehealth and in person. 

HOW:

Family Support Services are private pay only.  These services are not eligible for insurance coverage as they are not considered mental health treatment. 

For Parenting Time Supervision and Therapeutic Parenting Time

Upon reaching out to Unlocked Potential to initiate services, a brief screening will be completed to determine if the individual seeking service would be an appropriate referral to the agency.  If agreed upon, the individual will complete an intake questionnaire and both parents will consult with the intake case manager separately to complete the eligibility process and complete a plan for services.  Upon agreement of the plan and completion of the retainer agreement, the family will be assigned to a Parenting Time Supervision Team and services will commence. 
 

See Below for Getting Started for "Parenting Time Supervision"

Note: In the event that a service plan changes, a new plan agreement will be provided and signed by the service recipients.

For Clinical Diagnostic and/or Parenting Skills Evaluations

Upon reaching out to Unlocked Potential to initiate services, a brief screening will be completed to determine if the individual seeking service would be an appropriate referral to the agency.  After review, Unlocked Potential will forward a retainer agreement for completion and a Licensed Clinical Professional will be assigned.  Professional expert services may include, but are not limited to, pre-agreement and ongoing consultation during the course of the matter, obtaining, reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing litigant's past treatment and legal records, evaluation of the case via thorough interview of the litigant and any significant family or others they identify, preparation and composition of the written report. Clinical Evaluation reports will be submitted approximately

1 - 2 weeks following the litigants' final assessment interview.
 

See Below for Getting Started for "Evaluations"

Note: In the event that a service plan changes, a new plan agreement will be provided and signed by the service recipients.

GETTING STARTED: