In the midst of her career as a Director of multiple visitation programs, Luci was accepted to Adelphi University where she obtained a Master's Degree in Psychology, with a dual concentration in Forensic and Clinical Psychologies, while also completing an Advanced Certificate Program in Parent Education. Over the years Luci has continued to attend numerous professional development seminars in order to remain informed of the most relevant information relating to the fields of supervised visitation, domestic violence, child development and parent education. Furthermore, Luci completed the NYS Mediation training, the NYS Suffolk County Department of Social Services Family Engagement Tool Kit Training and a Batterers Intervention Training. Lastly, since starting her career as a student intern herself, Luci has enjoyed supervising and mentoring numerous student interns from several colleges, including St. Joseph's, SUNY Stony Brook, LIU-CW Post, Suffolk Community College, SUNY Oswego and Dowling.
As an individual both at work and in her life, Luci has been described by her clients, colleagues and staff as compassionate, knowledgeable, professional, and as a natural leader. Luci's unique skills in working with children and families set her apart from others in her field.
Long Island Visitation & Family Services, Inc. is proud to offer most of our services in Spanish. Please contact the office for more information regarding services offered in Spanish.
For the safety and protection of all children LIVFS staff are trained Mandated Reporters and therefore must report any incidents of suspected child abuse to the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
With over 25 years of combined experience, LIVFS staff are professionally trained individuals with undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields ranging from psychology and sociology to child studies and mental health counseling. Staff maintain current information regarding matters of supervised visitation, child welfare, domestic violence, and child development.
Luci Monette, M.A., former director of the Suffolk Supervised Visitation Programs, has over 19 years of experience in the fields of supervised visitation and family services. Luci began her career while attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Forensic Psychology and a minor in both Sociology and Literature. During her time at John Jay, Luci had the unique opportunity to complete internships with the Suffolk County Department of Probation and the PINS Diversion Unit, as well as with a private not-for-profit agency's supervised visitation program, where she was later hired and remained for over 16 years. During these internships Luci had the good fortune to complete numerous professional development programs including the NYS CASA volunteer training. Additionally, Luci gained experience as a Staff Manager of Sunrise House, a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls. In 2001, as a Family Education Specialist and support group facilitator at a leading private not-for-profit mental health agency on Long Island, Luci was selected to attend the NYS Office of Mental Health sponsored 'Common Sense Parenting Train-the-Trainer' certificate program presented by Girls and Boys Town. Luci later traveled to Girls and Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska where she obtained her second certification in a 'Common Sense Parenting' curriculum. Since then Luci has facilitated countless workshops for parents and is still one of only a few parent educators on Long Island certified in both 'Common Sense Parenting' curriculums.
Long Island Visitation & Family Services, Inc., is a member of the International Supervised Visitation Network as well as the New York State Chapter. As such LIVFS applies the standards of practice and code of ethics published by the Network.