An evaluation of either the custodial or visitation parent’s home may be ordered by a judge or requested by the contesting parent. The purpose of the evaluation is to consider living conditions in terms of suitability and appropriateness for the child.
Evaluations include potential hazards, actual hazards, vulnerabilities, and potential threats to a child’s well-being, or factors that may place a child’s safety or mental/physical health at risk.
Dr. Gilman's supervisors are highly trained in the observation of the caregiving environment. Supervisors are supportive and caring, ensuring the safety and welfare of the child(ren) and the parent(s).
Visitation supervisors are expected to meet standards of excellence and are highly trained in attachment and development, with demonstrated skills in real-world parenting issues and problem-solving. All supervisors are trained in standardized assessment measures of attachment and observation of the caregiving environment, to ensure reports that are data-drive, fact-based, and rooted in empirical research.
Professionalism, understanding of each family's unique needs, and empathy are hallmarks of our trained staff. All Supervisors have Act 33/34 Clearances.