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Bridge Builders Campaign

  Bridge Builders is a theme for Kristi House that resonates on many levels...   ● Bridge Builders exemplifies the remarkable team of agencies that make up the Children’s Advocacy Center to ensure all legal, medical and emotional needs of child-victims and families are met. ● Bridge Builders are critical to our Project GOLD program for sex trafficking survivors, and especially needed for our new job skills and career planning initiative

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Tips for Spotting Child Sex Trafficking

The fight against child sex trafficking requires vigilance from all of us. It’s been called the dark trade because much of it happens out of sight. However, there are signs that can help us identify when a child is in danger, and they are often conspicuous.    If you notice any number of the red flags below, we encourage you to contact the Abuse Hotline of the Florida Department of Children and Families by calling 1.800.96ABUSE or

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Kristi House Offers Critical Mental Health Services for Immigrant Children

  Kristi House Offers Critical Mental Health Services via its Proyecto Brazos Abiertos Program for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children     Kristi House, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Miami-Dade County, was selected by the U.S. government to provide evidence-based therapy services to minors in two Miami-Dade shelters. Fleeing from violence, poverty, abuse, and often inhumane conditions, these youth, mostly ages 13-17,

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Kristi House Announces New CEO
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  Amanda G. Altman Named to Replace Retiring CEO Claudia Kitchens at Kristi House   The Board of Directors announced that Amanda G. Altman has been selected to lead Kristi House as its new CEO. She will replace Claudia Kitchens who recently announced her retirement after a successful four years of managing and growing Kristi House, the nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center for Miami-Dade County. [caption id="attachment_8770" align="alignright"

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Breaking the Silence 2019 – Thank you!

  13th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon - Thank You! Protecting their Innocence is in our Hands   Kristi House, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Miami-Dade County, united more than 400 people committed to eradicating child abuse and making our community safer and stronger. Lawmakers, dignitaries, influencers, business executives and child advocates came together in a celebration of community service and philanthropy at the 13th

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Breaking the Silence

  13th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon: Protecting their Innocence is in our Hands Wednesday, May 8, 2019 • Jungle Island Click here to pay for tickets, tables & sponsorships Kristi House is dedicated to healing the hearts and souls of children overcoming abuse trauma. Kristi House brings together the legal, medical, and mental health services needed to help child-victims and their family members. As the nationally designated

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Kristi House Gala 2019 – Thank you!

  Celebration of Light Gala raised a record $820,000 for Kristi House children   Three hundred guests celebrated healing child trauma at Kristi House’s Celebration of Light Gala on February 2nd at Miami’s Four Seasons. Presented by the law firm of Marin, Eljaiek, Lopez & Martinez, with major support from I Squared Capital, the evening celebrated the light that has been shed on the dark topic of child abuse and sex trafficking. Guests

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CSEC 101 Training: Feb 8

  CSEC 101 Training Friday, February 8, 2019 2:30 - 5:30 pm 1265 NW 12th Ave RSVP Required *** This workshop provides a basic overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), the extent of the problem and the impact this type of trauma has on children. It also includes tips for identifying and engaging victims and discussion of services victims need for healing and reintegration into mainstream society. The material is

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Holiday 2018 – Thank You!

We thank our amazing donors for giving the kids of Kristi House another heart-warming and successful holiday season. Throughout the month of December, over 250 child clients, and their families, were greeted by bundles of holiday cheer and gifts galore. Volunteers transformed Kristi House into a Winter Wonderland and every family was invited to walk through our transformed boardroom, the "Toy Store." Children choose just what they wanted

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Applications Open for TF-CBT Community Based Learning Collaborative

  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Community Based Learning Collaborative   Taught by the National Master Training Team from the Medical University of South Carolina First Learning Session: February 20 - 21, 2019 Second Learning Session: June 26 - 27, 2019 Kristi House Children’s Advocacy Center is pleased to invite Miami-Dade child-serving professionals to apply to participate in the 2019 C-START Learning Collaborative:

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