Calendar of Events

Jan
4
Fri
Stewards of Children Training @ Kristi House - Central
Jan 4 @ 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 $10 per car.

Dawn Thompson
305-547-6834
dthompson@kristihouse.org

Jan
25
Fri
What Every Adult Needs to Know – Naranja @ Naranja Neighborhood Center
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This 2-hour, free presentation is designed for parents who would like to be better equipped to prevent child sexual abuse from occurring and for adults working in child-serving organizations. This class will assist adults 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 with skills to support open communication with their children to prevent future victimization. Information of Kristi House services and programs will be provided. 

There is no cost to attend, however participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Deborah Billings (dbillings@kristihouse.org).  

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

Children and Problematic Sexual Behavior @ Kristi House - Central
Jan 25 @ 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
Feb
20
Wed
TF-CBT Community Based Learning Collaborative @ Niklaus Children's Hospital
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day

FIRST LEARNING SESSION:

Kristi House Children’s Advocacy Center is pleased to invite Miami-Dade child-serving professionals to apply to participate in the 2019 C-START Learning Collaborative: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Community Based Learning Collaborative

Taught by the National Master Training Team from the Medical University of South Carolina.

For more information, please see visit: 

Feb
22
Fri
Children and Traumatic Stress – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Feb 22 @ 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: 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 Deborah Billings (dbillings@kristihouse.org).  

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

Children and Traumatic Stress @ Kristi House - Central
Feb 22 @ 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.

 

Mar
22
Fri
Children and Problematic Sexual Behavior – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Mar 22 @ 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

Mar
29
Fri
Stewards of Children Training @ Kristi House - Central
Mar 29 @ 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 $10 per car.

Dawn Thompson
305-547-6834
dthompson@kristihouse.org

Apr
26
Fri
CSEC Training (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
Apr 26 @ 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

Children and Problematic Sexual Behavior @ Kristi House - Central
Apr 26 @ 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
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