12:00 - 1:00 PM

Ramsey County Courthouse  - Room 42

15 West Kellogg Blvd

St. Paul, MN


Child-Focused Parenting Time Guide 

Save the date! Please join us December 13, 2018 at the Ramsey County Courthouse for a Lunch &Learn.

Discussion on the Child-Focused Parenting Time Guide

Learn more about the revised Child Focused Parenting Time Guide at AFCC MN's Lunch and Learn December 13: the content, process, guiding principles, and "what's next" for the Guide.  Attached is a draft copy of the document for your review.  


The original visitation guide was developed 1995-1999, revised and published in 2001.  A lot changed between 2001 and 2018!  The MN Supreme Court formed an ad hoc working group in spring 2017 to revise and produce an updated document, one that is child focused and speaks to children's ages, stages of development, and best interests.


By fall 2018 the working group produced a draft document for public review and comment:  Child Focused Parenting Time Guide. 


Presenters:  Mindy Mitnick and Tom Tuft

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Hennepin County Family Justice Center  - Room 172

110 S 4th Street

Minneapolis, MN

Lunch & Learn: Stipulating to Supervison

Providing children with safe, conflict-free access to their non-custodial parent


Join AFCC-MN for a practical guide to supervised parenting time in Family Court matters. Reaching an agreement regarding supervision (or getting a Court Order) is just the beginning. Find out what type of service is appropriate for your client, how to manage expectations, and how to avoid pitfalls. Learn more about existing state and professional standards, types of supervision options, and how to locate reliable providers. Our panelists, representing over 12 counties, will take your questions and provide four key take-aways along with their perspective on effectively using supervised parenting time to meet your client's needs.


Our guest speaker will be Glorina F, Fruetel --  Program Manager of the Supervised Parenting Program at FamilyWise and Heather Molesworth -- Family and Community Services Director for West Central Minnesota Communities Action (WCMCA) along with Laurel Ferris as moderator.  Click here for more information on our speakers.

The learning objectives of this session are to familiarize attendees with: 

1.    the range of available supervision services

2.     existing state and professional standards

3.     community and facility-based resources

4.     common pitfalls in the context of custody disputes.

Below is the link for the current state standards for your review (copies will NOT be provided at the Lunch & Learn.)

State Standards


An application for CLE credit for this session has been submitted.

The Lunch & Learn will take place January 25 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Hennepin County Family Justice Center in Room 172.  Please allow sufficient time for parking and making your way through security at the courthouse.

Prepay online or pay at the door with check or credit card. If paying with cash, please have exact change! We are not able to make change at the event.  

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