BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL MONITORS

This class is specifically designed for individuals that have completed the 24 hour state mandated child visitation monitor course and need additional help in getting their business started.  In this class you will learn valuable tips and strategies to help you have a successful business as a Professional Visitation Monitor.


We will discuss and focus on:

  • Selecting the right business name for your business, filing for a fictitious business name, and obtaining a business license
  • Using correct wording on business cards, flyers and website
  • How to advertise your business effectively
  • Setting your fees/rates/services
  • LLC vs. Independent Contractor 1099, which is the best option for you?
  • Insurance options/ Payment methods
  • Additional contract/forms that are essential in you business (template for supervising visits, telephone screening, release of liability for medication and transporting children, client information sheet)


      DATE: Friday 3/19/21 6-8pm (2hrs.)

      COST: $55 

  

EFFECTIVE WAYS TO COMMUNICATE WHEN DEALING WITH CLIENTS

To be successful in your endeavors, you need to become an effective communicator.  As a visitation monitor, you will likely encounter situations in which clients may become agitated or angry.  It is important that child visitation monitors are prepared to handle these potentially unsafe situations with the highest level of professionalism.   This class will focus on effective ways to de-escalate high conflict situations when dealing with clients.  You will learn valuable techniques to help you be able to effectively communicate with children and co-parents.

Topics include:

  • Communication in the workplace
  • How to de-escalate conflict
  • Communication Road Blocks and Door Openers
  • How to communicate with difficult people
  • Keys to better listening styles
  • The power of verbal and non-verbal communication


     DATE: Saturday 3/20/21 1-5PM (4hrs.)

     COST: $55

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON SUPERVISED VISITATION

As professional monitors, we work closely with families that have current or past history of domestic violence.  It is important that we understand the impact that domestic violence has on victims so we can be able to provide a safe visit for those involved. This class is specifically designed to help professional visitation monitors fully understand the nature of domestic violence, patterns of behavior commonly exhibited by perpetrators and how it may impact visitation.  


DATE: Wednesday 3/24/21 5-8PM (3hrs.)

COST: $55

These essential classes are specifically designed to help professional child visitation monitors gain valuable knowledge and be able effectively supervise visits in an ever-changing environment.  Additionally, these classes are also designed for parents, foster parents and any individual that would like more information in these specified areas.  All of these classes are currently being offered live online via Zoom.  A certificate of completion will be issued to participants for any of the following classes (except the business class).  Pre-registration is required.

Space is limited! Register today.

SPECIALIZED CLASSES

FOR PROFESSIONAL MONITORS

THE IMPACT OF PARENTAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON VISITATION

Substance abuse accounts for a significant number of referrals to supervised visitation. Visitation monitors will likely encounter parents in varying stages of substance abuse and recovery. This class will identify specific techniques for professional monitors to use in cases with parental substance abuse history, in order to reduce the risk to children and provide a safe setting for visits.


DATE: To be determined 10-12PM (2hrs.)

COST: $55

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UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.
(Highly Recommended Course)

  • 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Boys are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
  • Autism affects all ethnic and social economic groups.


Class Objective:  This specialized training class is essential for all monitors that will be interacting or supervising children with autism.  The course is specifically designed to help professional monitors gain a better understanding of the needs of children with autism to be able to effectively supervise visits.
 

DATE: Tuesday 3/16/21 5-8pm (3hrs.)

COST: $55