Calendar of Events

Aug
23
Wed
Parent Education Class – English – Naranja 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. It takes place at Kristi House’s southern-most office at the Naranja Community Center. 

Aug
28
Mon
Art Expression Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Aug 28 @ 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

Aug
30
Wed
Children and Traumatic Stress @ Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja 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 Deborah Billings,  305-547-6800, 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 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.

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

Sep
4
Mon
Survivor Support Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Sep 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

Sep
6
Wed
Survivor Support Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Sep 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

Sep
8
Fri
Children and Traumatic Stress @ Kristi House
Sep 8 @ 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.

 

Sep
11
Mon
Walk in My Shoes 2017 @ American Airlines Arena
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We invite you to join Kristi House and Lauren’s Kids at Walk in My Shoes 2017!

This marks the 8th Anniversary of Lauren Book’s journey across the state of Florida. Over the past seven years, tens of thousands of Floridians, including thousands of survivors, have come out to walk with Lauren and show their support for her mission to end child sexual abuse and help survivors heal. Walk in My Shoes has given voice to an experience shared by 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys in the U.S. Armed with the knowledge that 95% of child sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, Lauren embarks on her Walk in My Shoes journey across the state of Florida to empower survivors, educate communities from the Panhandle to the Keys, and advocate for legislative change.

Register: https://laurenskids.org/walk/register-today/

Please be sure to join the Kristi House team – we look forward to walking alongside you during the Walk in My Shoes Hope & Healing Journey of 2017! Clients, former clients, and Kristi House volunteers, please contact LCarter@kristihouse.org to register. 

About the Walk: http://laurenskids.org/walk/
 
Download PDF (here)
 
Join on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/496509460687774/

We look forward to sharing this journey with you!

Sep
14
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ Kristi House
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Meeting of the Kristi House Board of Directors

Sep
20
Wed
Parent and Caregiver Orientation (Spanish) @ Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Sep 20 @ 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

Sep
25
Mon
Art Expression Group – RTC @ Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Sep 25 @ 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