At this point, should child advocates and the siblings feel an additional, routine monthly sibling visit would be of great value, consider a referral for Sib-Link. Our program manager reviews the application and coordinates sibling visits that encourage team building, problem solving, and long-term relationships among sibling sets.
Sib-Link should NOT be used to meet family visit requirements established by family court. The program complements current efforts and is used as the re-unification plan falls apart, when resources stress, and additional measures are needed to restore sibling bonds.
• Transport of children will be discussed among the program manager, social service contact, and caregivers. > Program managers will need help in transport, and will ask for everyone’s support. > Support is always needed for children living over 75 miles away and for any child under 36 months old. Thank you.
• Visits will be monitored by the program manager and another adult familiar with the children. > Foster / group home caregiver, social service representative, guardian ad litem/casa, or counselor.
• The program manager will email a 2-4 paragraph visit report to the social services case manager, copying the supervisor, guardian ad litem, foster/group home contacts, and adoption worker, if any, within 3 days after each visit.
• Sib-Link commits to doing all it reasonably can to maintain this additional visit(s) each month.