Calendar of Events

Sep
27
Wed
CSEC Training (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) @ Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 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 Deborah Billings as listed. 

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:

  • What is the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
  • CSEC Risk Factors
  • Addressing Demand
  • Identification of CSEC Victims
  • Impact of CSEC and Needs of Victims
  • Tips for service provision (customized for audience)

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

Sep
29
Fri
Children and Traumatic Stress @ Kristi House
Sep 29 @ 2:00 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

  • 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
2
Mon
Survivor Support Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Oct 2 @ 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

Oct
4
Wed
Survivor Support Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Oct 4 @ 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

Oct
5
Thu
RTC-SAAC Community of Violence Symposium @ Miami Veteran's Administration (Auditorium)
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The RTC-SAAC’s Community of Violence Symposium will be held October 5th  from 8:00 am-12:30 pm at the Miami Veteran’s Administration building. Participants will learn how sexual assault affects survivors differently.

The symposium will consist of client testimonials, guest speakers, panel discussion, group discussion, etc. Valuable information and conference material will be distributed to all attendees.

TARGET AUDIENCE: first responders, advocacy organizations, law enforcement, SANE/SAFE, SAO, Legal Aide, mental health professionals, military personnel, public schools, colleges/universities, and general public. 

PARKING: Parking is limited – attendees are being asked to carpool or take metro rail to Civic Center, if possible.

COST: Free

POINT OF CONTACT: Franchine Daley – 305.585.5185. franchine.daley@jhsmiami.org, Rosemary Cornett – 305.575.700ext.3219. rosemary.cornett@va.gov

REGISTRATION:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QHNFFBM

 

Oct
11
Wed
Kendra Scott Winter Launch Party to Benefit Kristi House @ Kendra Scott Store at Brickell City Center (A212)
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On this special evening, a portion of proceeds of all sales will be donated to Kristi House to support programs and services for child-victims of abuse and trafficking. Join us for a champagne reception.

Please fill out the form below to pre-order your Kristi House ‘Teddy Bear’ bracelet by Kendra Scott.

 

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Oct
12
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ Kristi House
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Meeting of the Kristi House Board of Directors

Oct
13
Fri
Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior @ Kristi House
Oct 13 @ 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
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.