Calendar of Events

Jun
28
Wed
Parent Education Class – English Deep South Office @ Kristi House
Jun 28 @ 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.

CSEC Training (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) @ Kristi House
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a 3-hour training geared for staff and volunteers of child-serving organizations and programs as well as parents and teachers. Kristi House offers this community training every other month at Kristi House. Participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Maria Clara Rodriguez as listed. There is parking at the lot on which Kristi House sits; it is controlled by Miami-Dade County and parking is $9 per car.

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 will also include tips for identifying and engaging victims and discussion of services victims need for healing and reintegration into mainstream society. The material is offered in lecture form through a PowerPoint presentation and videos. Group participation is encouraged. Participants will examine the following topics:

  1. What is the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
  2. CSEC Risk Factors
  3. Addressing Demand
  4. Identification of CSEC Victims
  5. Impact of CSEC and Needs of Victims
  6. Tips for service provision (customized for audience)
Jul
26
Wed
Parent and Caregiver Orientation – Deep South Office – Spanish @ Kristi House - Central Office
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 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

Schedule of other dates (2017):

  • January 18 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • January 19 – North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • February 15 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • March 15 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • April 19 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • April 20 – North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • May 17 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • June 21 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
Parent and Caregiver Orientation -Deep South Office – Spanish @ Kristi House
Jul 26 @ 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

Schedule of other dates (2017):

  • January 18 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • January 19 – North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • February 15 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • March 15 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • April 19 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • April 20 – North Office – 4:00 pm (Creole)
  • May 17 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
  • June 21 – Central Office – 10:30 am (Spanish) & 5:30 pm (English)
CSEC Training (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) @ Kristi House
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a 3-hour training geared for staff and volunteers of child-serving organizations and programs as well as parents and teachers. Kristi House offers this community training every other month at Kristi House. Participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Maria Clara Rodriguez as listed. There is parking at the lot on which Kristi House sits; it is controlled by Miami-Dade County and parking is $9 per car.

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 will also include tips for identifying and engaging victims and discussion of services victims need for healing and reintegration into mainstream society. The material is offered in lecture form through a PowerPoint presentation and videos. Group participation is encouraged. Participants will examine the following topics:

  1. What is the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
  2. CSEC Risk Factors
  3. Addressing Demand
  4. Identification of CSEC Victims
  5. Impact of CSEC and Needs of Victims
  6. Tips for service provision (customized for audience)
Jul
28
Fri
Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior @ Kristi House
Jul 28 @ 2:00 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 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
Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior- Deep South Office @ Kristi House
Jul 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 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
Aug
11
Fri
Stewards of Children Training @ Kristi House
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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.  

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 $9 per car.

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

 

 

*****Please note, the original date for this presentation was April 28. It has been RESCHEDULED for April 21 from 2-5 p.m. *****


Aug
23
Wed
Parent Education Class – English Deep South Office @ Kristi House
Aug 23 @ 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.

Aug
30
Wed
Children and Traumatic Stress- Deep South Office @ Kristi House- Deep South Dade Office
Aug 30 @ 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 Dawn Thompson,  305-547-6834, dthompson@kristihouse.org

Objectives

  1. Participants will understand the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children and their adult caregivers.
  2. Participants will articulate trauma-informed intervention strategies.
  3. 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.