Beverly Jackson established SafeHaven of the Ozarks to serve the needs of children in foster care and in private custody disputes by providing a safe, homelike environment for children to have successful child-parent bonding through supervised visitation. Services have grown over the past 10 years to include parenting education, child and family counseling and family reunification services. Jackson oversees a staff that includes Licensed Professional Counselors, parent aides, parent educators and visit supervisors.
Jackson has a long history of advocating for abused, neglected and at-risk children in the Ozarks. While serving on the Executive Board of the Junior League of Springfield in the 1980s, she helped to establish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Southwest Missouri. She later served as Director of Development for CASA. Over the years, she has served on numerous community boards and been proactive in marshaling community resources to fight child abuse and neglect.
Brent A. Jackson, MS, LPC, serves as Clinical Director of SafeHaven of the Ozarks and He provides therapeutic supervised visitation for families in high-conflict situations and for those families who have parental alienation/estrangement issues. He has more than 25 years of experience in providing individual, family and marital therapy, and is is highly effective in working with children who exhibit anger, sadness, depression or anti social behavior as well as with parents who have demonstrated emotional manipulation tactics during previous supervised visitation with their children. His family reunification services address misunderstandings, confusion, anger and other feelings that serve as obstacles to appropriate parent/child bonding. He also coaches divorced parents on effective co-parenting issues.