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Visit Coaching

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Visit Coaching is a supportive approach to assist parents while visiting with their children who are in out-of-home care.

The approach was developed by Marty Beyer, PhD, a nationally recognized child welfare and juvenile justice consultant.  The approach uses “coaches,” a vital and engaging role during parental and caregiver visitations.


Visit coaching includes:

  • Reaching agreement with the parent about the child’s needs to be met in visits, connected to the risks that brought the child into care
  • Preparing parents for their child’s reactions and how to plan to give their child their full attention at each visit
  • Appreciating the parent’s strengths in responding to their child and coaching them to improve their skills
  • Supportively reminding parents immediately before and during the visit of how they plan to meet the particular needs of their children
  • Helping parents cope with their feelings in order to visit consistently

Visit coaching takes place in a variety of settings but in all cases, the approach focuses on the strengths of the parent and promoting positive and fun visiting experience for everyone.  At JusticeWorks we follow the four principles of visit coaching—empowerment, empathy, responsiveness and active parenting that are central to the visit coaching model.

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For further information about how our programs can support your state, county or district please email Dipesh Chauhan at or call directly at (610) 858-8094.


Visit Coaching is currently available in the following states:

About us

JusticeWorks has continuously sought to enhance our skills. To that end, we have incorporated into our service array evidence-based and research-informed programming to achieve the best outcomes for the youth and families in our care. These services can be offered as ‘stand-alone’ services or as enhancements to our own signature services.


JusticeWorks YouthCare
1500 Ardmore Boulevard
Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (877) 525-JWYC (5992)

JusticeWorks BehavioralCare
4 Carriage Lane
Suite 405
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 974-5934

JusticeWorks FL
1591 Robert J Conlan Boulevard
Suite 128
Palm Bay, FL 32905
Phone: (484) 281-3703