Visit Supervisors that work with Family Ties are trained professionals who care about children and families in our community. In addition to following all court-ordered supervision directives, supervisors understand and adhere to the policies and procedures of Family Ties. This includes safety procedures, professional boundaries, conflicts of interest, maintaining neutrality, observation/documentation protocols, intervention procedures, and work ethics. They also understand the systemic response to abuse; child abuse reporting laws and guidelines; restraining orders and orders of protection; and legal processes. They are well-informed on issues related to substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, predator behavior, and cultural issues. They have knowledge about the developmental stages of children, parenting skills, and the effects of divorce, separation and supervision on children. All are mandatory reporters of child abuse. We typically have approximately 10 trained supervisors available with different levels of expertise to help the families we work with.