Calendar of Events

Mar
24
Fri
Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior @ Kristi House
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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

******Please note, the original date for this presentation was on March 31st. It has been RESCHEDULED to March 24 from 2-5 p.m.******

Apr
6
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ Kristi House
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
10
Mon
Teacher-Counselor Mindfulness-Based Training for Teens @ Ransom Everglades School
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm

For the first time, Mindfulness in Schools Project partner Anima Learning will bring the Teacher Training to the Sunshine State of Florida. As always, we will demonstrate the lessons in real-time, explore the pedagogy of the curriculum, and share our experience of teaching in the classroom while also supporting a nourishing, restful, retreat ‘feel’ to the course. Participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching key exercises to one another, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people aged 11-18. For more details about this course, please click here.

This is a non-residential course. Each training day will run approximately from 8:30am – 5.00pm, with a 8:45 am registration time on Day 1 and a 3.00pm finish on Day 4.

The course fee of $995 will include tuition and refreshments for the four days of training.

The final location in Miami has yet to be determined. We will let registrants know as soon as we have more information.

Candidates who meet the Prerequisites for training and agree to the Terms & Conditions for booking a Teach .b course and the Terms and conditions of teaching the .b curriculum are very welcome to apply.

Please note: participants who want full certification must attend each lesson and stay through our final session.

About the instructor:

Founder and principal of Anima Learning and US Partner to the Mindfulness in Schools Project, Ted DesMaisons has been synthesizing innovative approaches to learning for over 25 years. After completing his graduate work at Stanford (MBA) and Harvard (Masters of Theology), Ted taught religious studies and philosophy at a private boarding school in western Massachusetts. He trained to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santarelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Bob Stahl, and Carolyn West at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. A long-time teacher and performer of improvisational theater, he infuses trainings with interactive play. He writes regularly about improv, contemplation, and positive reinforcement on his ANIMA blog (www.AnimaLearning.com/blog) and co-hosts a new podcast, Monster Baby: A Curious Romp Through the Worlds of Mindfulness and Improvisation.

 

Apr
19
Wed
Parent and Caregiver Orientation – Central Office – Spanish @ Kristi House - Central Office
Apr 19 @ 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
Apr 19 @ 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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)
Apr
20
Thu
Parent and Caregiver Orientation – North Office – Creole @ Kristi House - North Office - Ste PH 13
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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 – South Office @ Kristi House - South Office
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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)
Apr
21
Fri
Stewards of Children Training @ Kristi House
Apr 21 @ 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. *****


May
11
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting – Annual Meeting @ Kristi House
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
17
Wed
Parent and Caregiver Orientation – Central Office – Spanish @ Kristi House - Central Office
May 17 @ 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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 – South Office – 5:00 pm
  • 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)
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