The Family Time Program provides supervised and therapeutic level visitation as well as parent coaching at varying levels based on client needs. Some issues that contributed to children being placed out of the home can be effectively addressed through our continuum of visitation services. As with all services provided by Maple Star, our Family Time Program utilizes a trauma-informed lens to provide in the moment redirection and parent coaching as necessary during a visit. Our facilitators support caregivers in gaining a deeper understanding of their children and related needs, their role as parents, and assist caregivers in developing positive parenting strategies.

Additionally, Maple Star is uniquely suited to be a resource to counties in the support of Kinship placements when they are providing Family Time supervision.  Maple Star’s extensive history in developing onboarding processes for our Facilitators enables us to provide a variety of supports that will enhance a Kinship placement’s confidence, skills, and understanding of Family Time services. Examples:

  1. Training in Family Time provision by a skilled facilitator
  2. Training on documentation and reporting of services
  3. Training in Motivational Interviewing and other EBP skills for use in Family Time
  4. Shadow/Mentor Family Time sessions where the Kinship provider is paired with a Facilitator from Maple Star for a series of Family Time sessions

It is widely recognized that the purpose of Family Time services is to support the continued bond and relationship between a child and their family members from whom they were removed, as well as assist with skill-building within the family which ultimately results in higher success rates for reunification. Maple Star’s trauma-informed, relationship-based model allows for families to connect and begin to heal during their time together and provides a safe space to promote the bonding and skill development needed as a component of successful family reunification. If the case is not progressing toward a lower level of supervision, the caseworker may use the detailed notes regarding the interactions observed during visits, and the caregiver’s receptiveness to and utilization of the feedback and support provided by the Family Time Program, to help them decide on future goals for the family.

We provide office and community-based services to Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Logan, Mesa, and Weld county. We are available to provide services on a case by case referral basis from other counties, as well. In addition to traditional Family Time, we also provide sibling visitation services.

Maple Star provides a continuum of services which can be used to support families in a variety of ways, with intensive and time limited interventions, such as:

  1. Removal prevention supports: These services support birth, adoption and foster families to maintain placement and build skills for a healthy family setting in which children can flourish.
  2. Reunification supports: Services can be put in place prior to and as reunification, adoption or new placements occur to enhance the success of the placement provider and family in their relationship building.
  3. Placement supports: Kinship placements come with a multitude of demands on the family.  These demands range from the stress of adding new family members to the complex relationships with current family as you care for their children.  Further, they may be asked to provide further service such as Family Time supervision and their need for support, training and guidance can be augmented through engagement our services.


Please contact us directly to discuss the specific services available to your county and how Maple Star can help in supporting the families in your community.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to make a referral, please contact us at our main number (303-433-1975), or you may contact one of our Family Time Supervisors:


Northern Colorado Family Time Supervisor: Pat Pisano 970-413-3296 Email

Jefferson County Family Time Program Coordinator: Emily Craig 720-486-8182 Email

Denver Metro Area Family Time Supervisor: Tricia Krob 303-564-2722 Email

Family Time Program Director: Christine Bowles 720-298-8936 Email