Calendar of Events

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
11
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ Kristi House
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Meeting of the Kristi House Board of Directors

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)
Oct
24
Wed
CSEC Training (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Oct 24 @ 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)

RSVP to: DBillings@kristihouse.org

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

Oct
25
Thu
Parent Education Class – English – Naranja Office @ Naranja Office
Oct 25 @ 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

Nov
7
Wed
CSEC Training (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) @ Kristi House - Central
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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)

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 $10 per car.

RSVP to: MCRodriguez@kristihouse.org

Nov
8
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ Kristi House
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Meeting of the Kristi House Board of Directors

Nov
29
Thu
Parent Education Class – Spanish – Naranja Office @ Naranja Office
Nov 29 @ 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