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The mission of CASVSP as a statewide association of professionals in California is to represent, assist, promote, and support the delivery of supervised visitation services through quality leadership, training, collaborative partnerships, and compliance with professional standards of conduct and best practices.


ARE YOU AWARE?

Effective January 1, 2015, Standard 5.20. Uniform standards of practice for providers of supervised visitation eliminated therapeutic supervised visitation as a type of supervised visitation provider. This means you are no longer able to provide this service. If you are currently engaged in an order for therapeutic supervised visitation:

  • suspend services immediately
  • list your reasons for suspension in writing
  • refer your client back to their legal representative and/or the court that issued the order.

    This change was approved to be consistent with Family Code 3200.5, which recognizes only two types of providers: (1) Non professional and (2) Professional. In addition, the Judicial Council Form, "Supervised Visitation Order (FL-341A)," was revised (effective January 1, 2015) to eliminate the reference to therapeutic supervised provider. For additional information regarding this service/provider elimination, contact your local Family Court Services Department and/or the California Access to Visitation Grant Program Manager, Shelly LaBotte.


  • UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

    Be sure to review CASVSP attendance and cancellation policies.

    Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5 Training -- San Diego

    Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
    8am - 5pm



    3530 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, CA

    Cost per attendee: Early Bird ($350 until Sunday, 3/8/15);
    Price effective Monday, 3/9/15 is $400

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER





    Advanced Skills Training (One Day)
    The Intersection Between Domestic Violence and Supervised Visitation for Professional Providers

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    9:00 am - 4:30pm
    Judicial Council, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Access to Visitation Grant Program:

    Town and Country Hotel & Convention Center
    500 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Phone: (619) 291-7131

    www.towncountry.com

    Presenters:
    Ms. Debbie Comstock, MSW, CSW, Domestic Violence Advocate & Consultant
    (County of San Diego and State of Utah), CASVSP Board of Directors
    Ms. Roxy Walnum, MA, LAADC, Drug and Alcohol Specialist
    (County of San Diego)

    Download Course Overview

    Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/avtrainingmarch242015

    This training will be free.

    April 14 - 16, 2015: 8am - 5pm
    Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5 Training -- Northern California
    This training will be sponsored by Judicial Council program staff.
    Monrovia Training Center, 300 West Maple Avenue, Monrovia, CA
    There is no registration fee for court personnel and Access to Visitation grant recipients to attend
    Other attendees must contact Shelly La Botte about costs for the training
    Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/trainingapril14-16

    April 29 - May 1, 2015: 8am - 5pm
    Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5 Training -- Northern California
    This training will be sponsored by Judicial Council program staff.
    2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
    There is no registration fee for court personnel and Access to Visitation grant recipients to attend
    Other attendees must contact Shelly La Botte about costs for the training
    Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sacramento2015

    April 28, 2015
    Webinar: Considerations for Professional Providers When Determining the Costs of Supervised Visitation Services
    There is a cost to attend: CASVSP Members: $75; Non-Members: $125

    Contact for Questions: shelly.labotte@jud.ca.gov

    Certificate of Attendance: A total of 6.0 hours of continuing education hours are available


    PROVIDERS ADVISORY

    DID YOU KNOW????? With the enactment of Family Code 3200.5, the definition of a "provider" has changed? Providers should use the definition provided in the Family Code (and not the definition of a provider as found in the Standard 5.20) effective January 1, 2013. There are many other areas within Family Code 3200.5 and Standard 5.20 that Providers should be trained in so that they understand the changes that may affect the delivery of court-ordered supervised visitation services.

    Please review current legislative discussions regarding Standard 5.20 through measure AB1674. The new law, Family Code 3200.5, became effective on January 1, 2013 and affects Professional and Nonprofessional providers of supervised visitation.

    California-based providers are expected to be trained on both Standard 5.20 and Family Code 3200.5 and they should understand the INTENT of these laws.


     



     
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