Calendar of Events

Jul
31
Tue
Parent Education Class – Spanish – Naranja Office @ Naranja Office
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This class is for parents and caregivers of new clients at Kristi House. All parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend this helpful program upon beginning services. The program is designed to better acquaint parents and caregivers with Kristi House and assist them getting the most benefit for themselves and their child. Parents should let their caseworker or therapist know when you can attend. It takes place at Kristi House’s southern-most office at the Naranja Community Center. 

Kristi House Naranja Office
13955 SW 264th St, Homestead, FL 33032, USA

Aug
22
Wed
Parent Education Class – English – Naranja Office @ Naranja Office
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This class is for parents and caregivers of new clients at Kristi House. All parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend this helpful program upon beginning services. The program is designed to better acquaint parents and caregivers with Kristi House and assist them getting the most benefit for themselves and their child. Parents should let their caseworker or therapist know when you can attend. It takes place at Kristi House’s southern-most office at the Naranja Community Center. 

Kristi House Naranja Office
13955 SW 264th St, Homestead, FL 33032, USA

Aug
29
Wed
Children and Traumatic Stress – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Aug 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Child traumatic stress refers to the physical and emotional responses of a child to events that threaten the life of the child or of someone critically important to the child. Those who work with children, caregivers and/or students preparing to become social workers, teachers, counselors or who plan to work with children in other ways are invited to participate in this informative, interactive education program about trauma-informed care and what it means for the health and well-being of children. This educational program was developed and tested in collaboration with FIU College of Education and based on materials from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

RSVP to: dbillings@kristihouse.org

Objectives

  • Participants will understand the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children and their adult caregivers.
  • Participants will articulate trauma-informed intervention strategies.
  • Participants will address the safety and well-being of the children they serve.

There is no cost to attend, however participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Deborah Billings (dbillings@kristihouse.org).  

 Kristi House Naranja Office: 13955 SW 264th St, Homestead, FL 33032, USA

Aug
31
Fri
Children and Problematic Sexual Behavior @ Kristi House - Central
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Some children display intrusive, aggressive or coercive sexual behaviors. This is inappropriate and potentially harmful to these children and their peers. Recognizing and responding to sexual behavior problems is important since research suggests a quarter to half of child sexual abuse involves children acting out on other children.   This 2.5-hour awareness training was created based on the evidence-based intervention for children with problematic sexual behavior developed by Dr. Barbara Bonner, Ph.D., Director, and The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Physicians Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The presentation includes PowerPoint, Audio, Video and Lecture.

RSVP to Dawn Thompson – 305-547-6834 – dthompson@kristihouse.org.

Objectives

  1. Participants will understand and be able to identify the difference between normal sexual development and problematic sexual behaviors.
  2. Participants will articulate signs and symptoms of problematic behavior.
  3. Participants will learn basic skills in creating a positive environment where children understand boundaries, and can promote impulse control, social skills and empathy development
Sep
14
Fri
LGBTQI: Working With Victims of Sex Trafficking @ Kristi House - Central Office
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Survivors Pathway presents a unique approach to understand the challenges and barriers experienced by the LGBTQI individuals especially within the contest of violence and access to justice. This training presented by Survivors’ Pathway Chief Francesco Duberli-Rivera focuses on addressing the complexities of gender identity and sexual orientation from a cultural and social perspective, giving the trainees the opportunity to gain a broader understanding and tools to provide sensitive services to these communities. The Survivors’ Pathway’s victim-centered model will provide participants a look at the experiences of the LGBTQI communities through the different types of victimization, including trafficking. The group will engage in an analysis about how violence affects these communities, and how we can respond in a competent manner. It is expected that this training increase trainees’ sensitivity and knowledge regarding the effects of trafficking and victimization in marginalized communities. The training encourages participants to be authentic and openly share beliefs and fears often withheld in discussions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

RSVP is requested to info@survivorspathway.org. Please include your name, agency affiliation and contact information.

Objectives & Activities

  1. Address misconceptions and misinformation that lead to adverse outcomes for youth and adults impacted by the topics of gender and orientation, especially within the context of victimization through trafficking.
  2. Engage in an in-depth conversation regarding sexual orientation and gender, its cultural complexities and our own understanding of these concepts from our life experiences.
  3. Develop an understanding of the distinctions between the binary and continuum models of gender.
  4. Address the concept of transgender and evaluate the experiences of violence faced by this community and the challenges in accessing competent services and justice.
  5.  Increase understanding regarding the protocols and policies that should be put in place to provide competent services to the LGBTQ community in order to have successful outcomes in delivering services and access to justice.
Sep
19
Wed
Parent and Caregiver Orientation – North Office – Creole @ Kristi House - North Office - Ste PH 13
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This 2-hour presentation is designed for parents of children receiving clinical services at Kristi House. It is designed to assist parents to identify signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, help them understand the dynamics of sexual abuse particularly the manipulative behavior of perpetrators, and provide them skills to prevent future victimization. The presentation is offered in three languages English, Spanish, and Creole.

Parents sign up for class at Intake but if they need to change their date they should contact their Case Coordinator at 305-547-6800.

 

2018 – 2019 Schedule: 

  • July 18Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • July 31Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • August 22Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • September 19Central Office – 10:00 am (Spanish)
  • September 19North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • September 26Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • October 17Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • October 25Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • November 29Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • December 8Naranja Office – 10:00 am (English)
  • January 16Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • January 16North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • January 25Naranja Office –5:00 pm (English)
  • February 21 –  Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • February 20 Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • March 21Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • April 17Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • April 25 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • May 15Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • May 23Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • June 19Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • June 20Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
Sep
26
Wed
Parent Education Class – Spanish – Naranja Office @ Naranja Office
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This class is for parents and caregivers of new clients at Kristi House. All parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend this helpful program upon beginning services. The program is designed to better acquaint parents and caregivers with Kristi House and assist them getting the most benefit for themselves and their child. Parents should let their caseworker or therapist know when you can attend. It takes place at Kristi House’s southern-most office at the Naranja Community Center. 

Kristi House Naranja Office
13955 SW 264th St, Homestead, FL 33032, USA

Sep
28
Fri
Children and Problematic Sexual Behavior – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Some children display intrusive, aggressive or coercive sexual behaviors. This is inappropriate and potentially harmful to these children and their peers. Recognizing and responding to sexual behavior problems is important since research suggests a quarter to half of child sexual abuse involves children acting out on other children.   This 2.5-hour awareness training was created based on the evidence-based intervention for children with problematic sexual behavior developed by Dr. Barbara Bonner, Ph.D., Director, and The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Physicians Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The presentation includes PowerPoint, Audio, Video and Lecture.

RSVP to: dbillings@kristihouse.org

Objectives

  1. Participants will understand and be able to identify the difference between normal sexual development and problematic sexual behaviors.
  2. Participants will articulate signs and symptoms of problematic behavior.
  3. Participants will learn basic skills in creating a positive environment where children understand boundaries, and can promote impulse control, social skills and empathy development

Kristi House Naranja Office: 13955 SW 264th St, Homestead, FL 33032, USA

Oct
12
Fri
Children and Traumatic Stress @ Kristi House - Central
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Child traumatic stress refers to the physical and emotional responses of a child to events that threaten the life of the child or of someone critically important to the child. Those who work with children, caregivers and/or students preparing to become social workers, teachers, counselors or who plan to work with children in other ways are invited to participate in this informative, interactive education program about trauma-informed care and what it means for the health and well-being of children. This educational program was developed and tested in collaboration with FIU College of Education and based on materials from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

RSVP to Dawn Thompson,  305-547-6834, dthompson@kristihouse.org.

Objectives

  • Participants will understand the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children and their adult caregivers.
  • Participants will articulate trauma-informed intervention strategies.
  • Participants will address the safety and well-being of the children they serve.

There is no cost to attend, however participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Dawn Thompson.  There is parking at the lot on which Kristi House sits; it is controlled by Miami-Dade County and parking is $10 per car.

 

Oct
17
Wed
Parent Education Class – English – Central Office @ Kristi House
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This 2 hour presentation is designed for parents of children receiving clinical services at Kristi House. It is designed to assist parents to identify signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, help them understand the dynamics of sexual abuse particularly the manipulative behavior of perpetrators, and provide the skills to prevent future victimization. The presentation is offered in three languages English, Spanish, and Creole.

Parents sign up for class at Intake but if they need to change their date they should contact their Case Coordinator at 305-547-6800.

Central Office – English 

2018 – 2019 Schedule:

  • July 18 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • July 31 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • August 22 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • September 19 – Central Office – 10:00 am (Spanish)
  • September 19 – North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • September 26 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • October 17 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • October 25 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • November 29 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • December 8 – Central Office – 10:00 am (English)
  • January 16 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • January 16 – North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • January 25 – Naranja Office –5:00 pm (English)
  • February 21 –  Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • February 20 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • March 21 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • April 17 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • April 25 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)
  • May 15 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • May 23 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (English)
  • June 19 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • June 20 – Naranja Office – 5:00 pm (Spanish)