Calendar of Events

May
26
Fri
Children and Traumatic Stress @ Kristi House
May 26 @ 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

  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.

 

Jun
21
Wed
Parent and Caregiver Orientation – Central Office – Spanish @ Kristi House - Central Office
Jun 21 @ 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)
Parent and Caregiver Orientation – Central Office – English @ Kristi House - Central Office
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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)
Jun
28
Wed
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)
Jun
30
Fri
Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior @ Kristi House
Jun 30 @ 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
Jul
26
Wed
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)
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. *****


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

  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.

 

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
Nov
10
Fri
Stewards of Children Training @ Kristi House
Nov 10 @ 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.  

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. *****