^B3F Kuehne Family YMCA â YMCA Safe Visit Satellite Office 2036 NW Taylor Topeka, Kansas 66608 (785) 234-4677 Fax (785) 234-5466 email firstname.lastname@example.org Memo To: Hal Richardson and Claudine Dombrowskiâ¨From: Connie Sanchez, Safe Visit Administratorâ¨Regarding: Supervised Visitation Services Date: 3-19-08 This letter is being drafted to give notification to all parties, that effective 3-19-08;â¨services will be suspended. Please know this decision was not made in haste, ratherâ¨implemented after several cases reviews by Administration. It is the intention of Safe Visit to be a safe, neutral, transitional resource for families whoâ¨require 3rd party intervention to ensure parent/child contact. Staff has been providingâ¨supervised visits between Ricki and her mother since September of 2004. Staff is notâ¨aware of all the specifics requested by the Court to initiate a modification or change inâ¨parenting time. However, services will not resume until the plans outlined by the courtâ¨for resolution are initiated (a psychological evaluation for Claudine). Ricki is a bright, articulate, fun loving 13 year old girl. As observed by staff, duringâ¨visits with her mother, Ricki shows mixed emotions. At times, she seems content withâ¨seeing her mother in the limited environment of Safe Visit; as they talk'non stop, playâ¨games and eat snacks. Ricki uses the visit as a time to share stories regarding friends,â¨school, homework etc. Claudine is very responsive to Ricki; she offers an abundance ofâ¨positive support and glorifies all of Ricki's thoughts and dreams. On other occasions, during visits Ricki is somewhat withdrawn, expresses being tired andâ¨responds coldly, critically and rudely to her mother's comments and appears embarrassedâ¨by her mother's statements, appearance and behaviors. At times, Ricki will not answerâ¨her mother's questions at all and talks to staff instead or tells her mother to stop theâ¨current line of conversation. It seems when Claudine tries to talk with Ricki about herâ¨work, computer knowledge or childhood memories Ricki either changes the subject orâ¨does not acknowledge her mother's comments. Although staff believes ail teenagers have differences with their parents as they grow andâ¨develop independence, Ricki is struggling with other issues related to trust. Recently,â¨staff asked Ricki how she would feel about allowing her mother to take a photo of herâ¨(Claudine requested a photo opportunity). She expressed being uncomfortable with doingâ¨a photo as she was unsure what her mother would do with the photo as in the past herâ¨mother gave out her cell number/email to someone her mother deemed "like her" (a This program funded in part by grants provided by the United Way, Shawnee County, City Youth Services Fund, the State Child Exchange andâ¨Visitation Center Program, and the Federal State Access and Visitation Program as administered by Kansas Attorney General and The Governor of Kansas. victim of abuse). She told staff she wants to have a "normal" relationship with her motherâ¨"like her friends" do with their mother's but is concerned that her mother will embarrassâ¨her (treating her like a young child), make up stories regarding her Dad (marching in theâ¨DV parade/website), and also expressed concern regarding where her mother lives, withâ¨whom etc. There is no easy resolution to re-establishing parenting time for Ricki and her mother.â¨Ricki acts grown up but she is still a child. Ricki has been in therapy with Dr.â¨Rodenheffer on and off for several years. A GAL is also assigned to look at the bestâ¨interests of Ricki. Staff respectfully requests the court review the lack of movement on this case andâ¨whether or not ongoing visitation at Safe Visit is the best plan for Ricki.
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