The focus of our program is to support strong relationships with key people in a child’s life and help problem solve around common issues of attachment, trauma, development, visitation, transitions, and behaviors.
The CHERISH team aims to minimize trauma, stabilize placements, and facilitate healthy transitions when necessary for children in the child welfare system. They work closely with other providers and agencies serving the families such as caseworkers, pediatricians, and guardians ad litem. While CHERISH staff do not advocate for a particular permanent plan, we support reunification whenever possible and encourage relationships between caregivers and parents.
CHERISH providers have various educational backgrounds, including social work, counseling, special education, and speech, occupational, and physical therapies. Each team member has specialized training and receives ongoing support from Kindering’s CHERISH program.
Wonderland is proud to be one of eight sites in King County and one of two sites in Snohomish County offering this specialized service since 2015. For more information about the CHERISH program, please visit Kindering’s CHERISH website: https://cherish.kindering.org