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Last updated: 9/18/2007

CHERISH Program (425) 747-4004 ext. 4290
Last Updated: 9/18/2007
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Degrees:
MA
MEd
MSW

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English
Spanish

Credentials and Certifications:
Early Intervention Provider, Certified

Office and Contact Information
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CHERISH Program
Kindering Center
16120 NE 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008  
www.kindering.org
(425) 747-4004 ext. 4290

Contact: Kristie Baber, MSW, LICSW

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Organization Type:
Adoption
Foster Care
Home-Based
Outpatient - Mental Health
Physical/Social
Prevention
School, Day

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: N/A

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Adoption/Foster Care
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Asperger's Syndrome
Attachment Disorders
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Autism Spectrum
Behavioral Problems
Child Abuse and Neglect
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Developmental Disability
Education/Personal Development
Family Issues
Grief/Loss
Infant Mental Health
Interpersonal Relationships
Multicultural Issues
Neurological
Parenting Issues
Stress
Trauma/PTSD
Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Advocacy
Cognitive/Behavioral
Crisis Intervention
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Feminist
Information and Referral
Narrative Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Outreach
Parent Guidance
Play Therapy
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Psychodynamic
Relational
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Systemic

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Group
Individual
Peer Support

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Preschool (Under 6)

Specific Populations:
Biracial
Brain/Head Injured
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
Disabled
Grandparents
Immigrants/Refugees
Interracial Families/Couples
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Step Families
Twins

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Jewish LDS/Mormon
Christian

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Asian Native American
Alaskan Native Hispanic Pacific Islander

Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: $0
Family: $0

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes

Free Services:
Community Education
Counseling
Crisis Intervention
Information & Referral
Prevention Programs

Groups
Fostering Hope
Fostering Hope is a support group for foster parents with children enrolled in the CHERISH program at Kindering Center. Childcare is provided; by reservation only.
Group Focus: Adoption/Foster Care
Parenting Issues
Child Abuse/Neglect - Survivors
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Kindering Center
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: (425) 653-4290
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Tuesday

Mamas & Papas
Mamas & Papas is a support group for relative caregivers with young children in King County. Childcare is provided; by reservation only.
Group Focus: Adoption/Foster Care
Family Dysfunction
Parenting Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Kindering Center
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: (425) 653-4314
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: On the first Tuesday of the month