About Us

Visitation Supervisor

Gabe Buckner

Gabriel Buckener is a Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor serving clients in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas Counties.

Gabe started doing visits in 2020. He has background in Security. He has worked multiple years at many different places in downtown Portland. He has worked with families and individuals from all different backgrounds, and with organizations such as HomeForward, Central City Concern, Mercy Corps, Sunshine Division, and many more. His first priority is always safety and keeping the kids in a positive, healthy environment. He is a very understanding individual and will do whatever is possible to make everyone comfortable and leave the visit feeling good.

Although the State of Oregon does not have requirements to be a visitation supervisor, It's about the kids requires that visitation supervisors to be: Be 21 years of age or older; Have no record of conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) within the last 5 years; Not have been on probation or parole for the last 10 years; Have no record of a conviction for child molestation, child abuse, or other crimes against a person; Have proof of automobile insurance if transporting the child; Have no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders; Have no current or past court order in which the provider is the person being supervised; Be able to speak the language of the party being supervised and of the child, or the provider must provide a neutral interpreter over the age of 18 who is able to do so; Agree to adhere to and enforce the court order regarding supervised visitation.  Gabe has completed over the 24 hours of training that California requires. His training includes the following subjects: Mandated Child Abuse Training, Sex abuse training, Handling Aggressive people,  Child development, Domestic violence, Grief and loss, as well as Substance abuse training  


Julie Woods

Owner

Julie Woods is a professional, Trustline certified Supervised Visitation Monitor who provides Supervised Video Visits for all 50 states. 

Experience:

Julie has worked with children for over twenty-eight years, first as a licensed Home Child Care Provider. Then she worked for the State of Oregon Child Welfare, was a foster parent and the secretary of an elementary school. Julie was trained by the State of Oregon to supervising visit between children in foster care and their family members In 2016 Julie started her own business, It’s about the kids Visitation Services in Portland, Oregon. As a professional supervised visitation monitor, she has worked with parents and children from all walks of life.

Education and trainings:

Julie has completed over 40 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units. In addition, she has attended the following seminars: Privacy and Security Training Online ISPO 1 hour Mandatory Reporting Training Online DHS 1 hour Secondary Traumatic Stress Online CW Partnership 1 hour CW Ethics and DHS Values Online CW Partnership 1 hour The Impact of State and Federal Law on Child Welfare Practice Online CW Staff 1 hour Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Inappropriate Workplace Behavior Online DHS Staff 45 min Confidentiality in Child Welfare Online CW Staff 30 min Sharing of Information b/w Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency Online CW Staff 25 min Oregon Safety Model (OSM) Sessions 1-7 Online CW Staff 6 hours OR-Kids Basics Online CW Staff 1 hour SSA Training Classroom CW Partnership 6 days Cultural Competency and Cultural Humility at DHS and OHA Classroom DHS Staff 1 day Core Values Classroom DHS Staff 4 hours Ask Diversity: An Intro to PAUSE Classroom DHS Staff 1 day Domestic Violence - DV 101 Classroom Local Staff 1 day Confirming Safe Environments (CSE) for SSAs Classroom CW Partnership 3.5 hours DHS Staff Reporting of CCA Concerns (SB 1515 Oregon) Online DHS Staff 30 min Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young Adults (CSEC) Classroom OCWP Safety 4 hours Sibling Bill of Rights Online DHS Staff and PSU 1 hour Importance of the birth parent Classroom DHS Staff 4 hours Child development and the effect of abuse and neglect Classroom DHS Staff 4 hours Sexual abuse Classroom DHS Staff 4 hours Discipline as a foster parent Classroom DHS Staff 4 hours Valuing a child’s heritage Classroom DHS Staff 4 hours Working with a child’s biological family Classroom DHS Staff 4 hours

Memberships:

Julie is a member of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN), the California Association of Supervised Visitation Service Providers (CASVSP), and the Southern California Chapter of SVN. Julie's Role as a Supervised

Visitation Monitor:

Julie believes that her primary responsibility as a supervised visitation monitor is to make every effort to keep your child safe and support your child in enjoying the visit with the supervised parent. She feels it is her job to make sure that the children involved in the visits are safe and free from any unnecessary stress.