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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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Back-to-School 2018 – Thank You!

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, over two hundred children received backpacks full of school supplies at Kristi House’s annual Back-to-School Party. Thanks all our generous donors from throughout the community, we had enough book bags, school supplies, food, and fun for everyone at the party. Our donors held amazing drives, from which we were able to create over 400 fully-stuffed backpacks! As Kristi House keeps expanding, we have more and more children

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Gift from US Storage Centers Helps Kristi House Graduating Teens

Since 1999 Kristi House has been providing therapy for sexually abused children. Our therapists work hard to ensure that these children and their families are able to process and overcome the sexual abuse trauma.  It is sometimes challenging getting the children to come into every session due to school, parents work schedule, or even transportation; yet the therapists make all the possible arrangements so that their clients can complete treatment

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Community volunteers and donors enhance Kristi House’s healing environment

  It really does take a village.   Over the past several weeks, caring donors from our community joined forces to transform two of our highest utilized therapy spaces. Lending us their talents in design, product selection, painting and installation, these volunteers worked together to create spaces that provide perfect healing environments for our children and families. Special thanks goes to Brittany Precht & Tony Martinez who underwrote

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Hurricanes: Supporting Families through Trauma

  Studies suggest being informed and prepared for storms lessen the impact of trauma on young children.    In this new training, we provide guidance on how families can better prepare for and respond to hurricanes and the threat of hurricanes in ways that diminish child suffering and trauma in the aftermath of a storm. We will identify key factors that can promote resilience in children exposed to tropical weather threats before, during

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Thank You – Breaking the Silence 2018

  Save the Date: Breaking the Silence Luncheon May 8, 2019       THANK YOU! 12th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon: Families Unite to Eradicate Sexual Abuse Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • Jungle Island   Thank you for your support of Breaking the Silence, and for joining our ongoing fight to eradicate child abuse and trafficking. Your gift ensures that no child is ever turned away, and that cost is never a barrier to a

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Kristi House Specialists Treat Many Types of Child Trauma

  While child sexual abuse has been Kristi House's specialty since founding, its mental health unit has the proven treatment interventions for many types of childhood trauma. Dedicated to protocols with proven results, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) provides the foundation for most interventions at Kristi House.    Along with childhood sexual abuse, Kristi House has long operated its Pathways program for children

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Kristi House awarded major grant from Florida Blue Foundation for child safety and health program

  Kristi House awarded major grant from Florida Blue Foundation for child safety and health program   Kristi House has been awarded a $302,000 grant for prevention and intervention work in underserved south Miami-Dade County, building upon Kristi House’s priority focus on better serving those in our southern-most communities. Child Safety Champions will provide a comprehensive, three-year child safety program

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018

Human Trafficking Awareness Month, January, is dedicated to raising awareness of sexual slavery and human trafficking worldwide. Here at Kristi House, we serve child victims of human sex-trafficking every day through our Project GOLD program. Human Trafficking Awareness Day started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated Jan. 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the hopes of raising awareness to combat human trafficking.

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