What We Do
Keeping Family Connections provides regularly scheduled supervised visitation for non-custodial parents and their children on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. Trained undergraduate Social Work Students will serve as Monitors to provide the visitation supervision with on-site supervision from the Program Coordinator. Visit Monitors provide supervision of the visits in person and may also intervene during the visits to facilitate positive interaction between the parents and children.
Visit Monitors complete visit summaries for each visit which are shared with the referring agencies. Feedback sessions will be held with the visiting parents after each visit. Participants will discuss parenting strengths and needs identified during the visit in order to provide parents with opportunities for growth. Parents will be encouraged to think about parenting and plan for their visits.
Keeping Family Connections provides a safe and secure location for children and their families to interact with one another.
Who We Serve
Keeping Family Connections serves Lee County children and their non-custodial parents.
Without a visitation program often families must visit with their children in sterile offices or crowded restaurants, and are often at the mercy of overburdened case managers’ schedules. Our goal is to give each parent useful feedback and referrals as needed for community resources to strengthen their parenting abilities and life skills.
Keeping Family Connections has been developed to reinstate a family visitation center in Lee County Alabama. The program is an unduplicated service and has been requested by community stakeholders to replace the Family Connections Visitation Program which closed in 2012 due to lack of funding.
Accreditations & Partnerships
Keeping Family Connections received a grant for 2014 from the Davison Bruce Foundation and Alabama Department of Child Abuse Prevention’s Children’s Trust Fund.
To make a referral, please contact Pam Seidler, Program Coordinator.
Keeping Family Connections
202 North 26th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Pam Seidler, Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org