In some families, children have been separated from one parent for an extended period of time, or have significant difficulty establishing a relationship with that parent. At this stage, parents do not pose a risk to their child(ren), but both the parent and child need help communicating and/or developing the bond they once had.
The purpose of re-integration support is to assist a child and parent in re-establishing a positive and emotionally healthy relationship. The FRC counselor and staff work with these families to help them move towards a more comfortable and healthy relationship within their current living arrangements.
Re-integration support is often needed in conjunction with supportive visitation because it helps parents improve communication skills, develop their support network among friends and other family members, and create a home life that supports and nurtures their child(ren).