Calendar of Events

Oct
23
Mon
Art Expression Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • This group is currently a painting group, but may include other arts in the future. 
  • All supplies are provided.
  • Free of charge
  • For anyone who has experienced sexual assault/abuse at any point in their lives.
  • This group is not “art therapy”, but it is an opportunity for individuals to express themselves artistically in the company of other survivors.

Please have any interested individuals call us at 305-585-5185 to set up an initial meeting. 

If someone is interested, but cannot come at the dates/times offered, please contact Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center – there is potential to have another group at another day/time if there is enough interest.

For more info, see flyer: http://www.kristihouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JHSFlyer_Art-Expression.pdf

Oct
25
Wed
Parent Education Class – English – Naranja Office @ Kristi House
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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 case worker or therapist know when you can attend. It takes place at Kristi House’s southern-most office at the Naranja Community Center. 

Oct
26
Thu
Stewards of Children Training – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kristi House is pleased to offer Stewards of Children, a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult’s job. It was developed by the Darkness to Light organization.

Stewards of Children is ideal for organizations that serve children and youth, as well as other community-based groups. Kristi House trainers can deliver the program in English, and/or Spanish.

Participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Deborah Billings as listed.  DBillings@kristihouse.org

Facts About Stewards of Children Training

  • It’s a comprehensive program that incorporates all of the fundamental mechanics necessary in creating organizational policies and procedures that keep children safe. Ideal for training staff and volunteers on child sexual abuse prevention.
  • Includes the “7 Steps to Protecting our Children,” evidence-based educational tool for sexual abuse prevention.
  • A 3-hour training program that integrates the simple principles of choice, consciousness, and personal power to promote an understanding of the nature and impact of child sexual abuse, and that uses those principles to provide a context for empowered action. The curriculum is direct about holding each adult accountable, and generous in providing powerful, specific support for personal change.
  • Video component of curriculum integrates personal stories of sexual abuse survivors, sharing their experiences of trauma and healing with the perspectives of professionals working with various issues of sexual abuse.
  • The program is motivational and compelling. It calls participants into personal responsibility for the safety of children, while at the same time appreciates their fears and concerns.

How is the training delivered?

Stewards “Live”–a 3-hour in person training, led by an authorized facilitator who uses a videotape, interactive workbook, and discussion to train responsible adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Nov
1
Wed
Survivor Support Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

1st and 3rd Monday of every month
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center

  • Free of charge
  • For any female adult who has experienced sexual assault/abuse at any point in their lives.
  • If you have a male that is interested, please have them contact us to determine if we have enough interest to start a male survivor group.

Please have any interested individuals call us at 305-585-5185 to set up an initial meeting. 

If someone is interested, but cannot come at the dates/times offered, please contact Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center – there is potential to have another group at another day/time if there is enough interest.

For more info, see flyer: http://www.kristihouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JHSFlyer_Survivor-Support-Group.pdf

Nov
6
Mon
Survivor Support Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

1st and 3rd Monday of every month
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center

  • Free of charge
  • For any female adult who has experienced sexual assault/abuse at any point in their lives.
  • If you have a male that is interested, please have them contact us to determine if we have enough interest to start a male survivor group.

Please have any interested individuals call us at 305-585-5185 to set up an initial meeting. 

If someone is interested, but cannot come at the dates/times offered, please contact Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center – there is potential to have another group at another day/time if there is enough interest.

For more info, see flyer: http://www.kristihouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JHSFlyer_Survivor-Support-Group.pdf

Nov
9
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ Kristi House
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Meeting of the Kristi House Board of Directors

Nov
11
Sat
Disco Ball Dinner & Auction – “United for the Children” @ Four Seasons Miami
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Kristi House’s 2017 annual Dinner & Auction will be the Disco Ball, United for the Children. The evening will salute the 1970s era with a blast of nostalgia for those who recall that decade of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and disco dancing, and a ball for those who still love the music and dance scene. The night will feature great cuisine, cocktails and fine wine, music and dance…and of course, some surprises!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsors:

Nov
17
Fri
Stewards of Children Training @ Kristi House
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kristi House is pleased to offer Stewards of Children, a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult’s job. It was developed by the Darkness to Light organization.

Stewards of Children is ideal for organizations that serve children and youth, as well as other community-based groups. Kristi House trainers can deliver the program in English, and/or Spanish.

This 3-hour, nationally recognized, best practice program uses videos, workbook activities and discussion to engage and educate about child sexual abuse and how to keep children safe.  Parents, college students, working professionals, volunteers at child-serving organizations and other staff at agencies and community-based organizations learn that child sexual abuse knows no socio-economic, cultural or racial boundaries. Through compelling stories from survivors of child sexual abuse of their trauma and healing, participants will learn how to develop practices to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The latest changes in mandated reporting laws will be reviewed. The presentation includes Video, Lecture, Workbook, and Small Group Collaborative Exercises.  

Please note the November 10th, 2017 training has been rescheduled to November 17th, 2017. November 10th is Veterans Day and Kristi House will be closed.

Objectives

  1. Participants will understand the short and long term consequences of child sexual abuse.
  2. Participants will articulate intervention strategies that prevent child sexual abuse.
  3. Participants will identify a plan to effectively react to disclosures or suspicions of abuse.

Participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Dawn Thompson as listed.  There is parking at the lot on which Kristi House sits; it is controlled by Miami-Dade County and parking is $10 per car.

Dawn Thompson
305-547-6834
dthompson@kristihouse.org

Nov
27
Mon
Art Expression Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • This group is currently a painting group, but may include other arts in the future. 
  • All supplies are provided.
  • Free of charge
  • For anyone who has experienced sexual assault/abuse at any point in their lives.
  • This group is not “art therapy”, but it is an opportunity for individuals to express themselves artistically in the company of other survivors.

Please have any interested individuals call us at 305-585-5185 to set up an initial meeting. 

If someone is interested, but cannot come at the dates/times offered, please contact Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center – there is potential to have another group at another day/time if there is enough interest.

For more info, see flyer: http://www.kristihouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JHSFlyer_Art-Expression.pdf

Nov
29
Wed
Parent and Caregiver Orientation (Spanish) @ Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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 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.

Parent Education

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