improving the lives of each child and family by providing family center Services and assistance!

Guided Supervised Visit program is a new innovative program offered in Polk County Iowa.  The GSV program utilized Masters level clinicians where staff utilizes a variety of skills and techniques in working with fathers to encourage positive interactions with their children.  Staff work to increase the Fathers knowledge and understanding of child development; increase involvement and interactions with the child(ren); increase sensitivity to babies cues; improve communication skills; and increase understanding of appropriate age/developmental play and discipline techniques.​

These specialized Fatherhood classes are designed to help strengthen parental skills and involvement of men who are living apart from their children.  On-going weekly classes based on the National Center for Fathering  Quenching the Father Thrist Curriculum offers support in such areas as health and nutrition, effective communication, being a positive role model, co-parenting, financial education and community resources. 


Guided Supervised Visitation   

Fatherhood Classes


Thriving Families Counseling Services

Other Fatherhood Services

  1. Referral to legal services
  2. Domestic Violence Services
  3. Mediation Assistance
  4. Indiviudalized Parent Education