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Transforming Children, Transforming Families

Talk to Bari Bristow
Lourdes Franconere 
Social Worker
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"Bari is a seasoned professional who goes above and beyond for the children and families she works with. She shows unparalleled  dedication and commitment, and I have seen firsthand how fierce an advocate she is, providing support to children and parents in every capacity.  Her social skills center is truly an invaluable resource for the community." 

Michelle Molle Krowiak
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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"Bari is an excellent advocate. She is compassionate and she will make sure your child’s needs are met in their every way. Bari has years of experience helping children blossom by building a nurturing environment to teach those important social skills, and she understands and values the importance of meeting a child’s social and emotional needs."

Katie Bird 
Kindergarten Teacher 
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"In my over 10 years of teaching, I have never met someone so passionate and dedicated to going above and beyond in understanding her students. Bari’s drive is to ensure each child is successful in their everyday interactions with others but also, and most importantly, in understanding themselves. She also gave me tools as a teacher on how to better cater to the needs of each student to further help their growth and to implement with them on a day-to-day basis. She’s a true leader in her field." 

Kristen Lenox
Pre-k Special Ed Teacher  
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"Bari Bristow has been a true pleasure to work with.  She was more than a colleague to me; she was truly a mentor.  Over the past 10 years, I have been lucky to witness first hand her ability to provide help for so many families. When it coms to children and their needs, Bari is the most knowledgeable person I know."

Kimberly Hansen
Parent
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"Mrs. Bristow advocated for my son and helped organize a specialized program, extra help, and emotional support. I will never forget what she did for my family, my son and all the love she gave us! She is not only a hard worker, but she genuinely cares for each child’s needs. It shows in everything she does. I can truly say I am forever grateful for her." 

Amanda Cronin 
Teacher 
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"I have worked with Bari for many years, and she has been an invaluable resource for myself and my students. She is a natural with making connections to all children and helping them navigate difficult social situations.  Ms. Bristow is a caring (always finds the time to go the extra mile), knowledgeable, and professional."

Jessica Weiss
Parent of 3rd Grader
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 "Bari went above and beyond every step of the way for Michael. Bari wasn’t just some lady behind the scenes, she got involved, genuinely cared about Michael, and always had his best interest at heart. I couldn’t have asked for a better advocate for my son."

Fagersten Family
Parent
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"Bari was a staunch advocate for our son and her dedication was crucial in getting him the help and education he needed and deserved"

Jane Esposito  
Licensed Psychologist 
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"I have worked with Bari for over twenty years and there is no one more interested in your child’s success; she is one of the most caring and empathetic psychologists I know."

Lourdes Franconere 
Social Worker
"

"Bari is a seasoned professional who goes above and beyond for the children and families she works with. She shows unparalleled  dedication and commitment, and I have seen firsthand how fierce an advocate she is, providing support to children and parents in every capacity.  Her social skills center is truly an invaluable resource for the community." 

Michelle Molle Krowiak
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"

"Bari is an excellent advocate. She is compassionate and she will make sure your child’s needs are met in their every way. Bari has years of experience helping children blossom by building a nurturing environment to teach those important social skills, and she understands and values the importance of meeting a child’s social and emotional needs."

Katie Bird 
Kindergarten Teacher 
"

"In my over 10 years of teaching, I have never met someone so passionate and dedicated to going above and beyond in understanding her students. Bari’s drive is to ensure each child is successful in their everyday interactions with others but also, and most importantly, in understanding themselves. She also gave me tools as a teacher on how to better cater to the needs of each student to further help their growth and to implement with them on a day-to-day basis. She’s a true leader in her field." 

Kristen Lenox
Pre-k Special Ed Teacher  
"

"Bari Bristow has been a true pleasure to work with.  She was more than a colleague to me; she was truly a mentor  Over the past 10 years, I have been lucky to witness first hand her ability to provide help for so many families. When it coms to children and their needs, Bari is the most knowledgeable person I know."

Kimberly Hansen
Parent
"

"Mrs. Bristow advocated for my son and helped organize a specialized program, extra help, and emotional support. I will never forget what she did for my family, my son and all the love she gave us! She is not only a hard worker, but she genuinely cares for each child’s needs. It shows in everything she does. I can truly say I am forever grateful for her." 

Amanda Cronin 
Teacher 
"

"I have worked with Bari for many years, and she has been an invaluable resource for myself and my students. She is a natural with making connections to all children and helping them navigate difficult social situations.  Ms. Bristow is a caring (always finds the time to go the extra mile), knowledgeable, and professional."

Jessica Weiss
Parent 3rd grader
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 "Bari went above and beyond every step of the way for Michael. Bari wasn’t just some lady behind the scenes, she got involved, genuinely cared about Michael, and always had his best interest at heart. I couldn’t have asked for a better advocate for my son."

Fagersten
Parent
"

"Bari was a staunch advocate for our son and her dedication was crucial in getting him the help and education he needed and deserved"

Jane Esposito  
Licensed Psychologist 
"

"I have worked with Bari for over twenty years and there is no one more interested in your child’s success; she is one of the most caring and empathetic psychologists I know."

Press Release

Certified School Psychologist Bari Bristow has launched the Bristow Center in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. After 33 years in public education and advocacy for families, she discovered that many children evidence social developmental gaps and are struggling with peer interactions and at an increasing rate... Read More >

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