Calendar of Events

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

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

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

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

May
24
Fri
Stewards of Children Training – Naranja Office @ Kristi House - Naranja Office
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 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.

Participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Deborah Billings as listed.

RSVP to: DBillings@kristihouse.org

Facts About Stewards of Children Training

  • It’s a comprehensive program that incorporates all of the fundamental mechanics necessary in creating organizational policies and procedures that keep children safe. Ideal for training staff and volunteers on child sexual abuse prevention.
  • Includes the “7 Steps to Protecting our Children,” evidence-based educational tool for sexual abuse prevention.
  • A 3-hour training program that integrates the simple principles of choice, consciousness, and personal power to promote an understanding of the nature and impact of child sexual abuse, and that uses those principles to provide a context for empowered action. The curriculum is direct about holding each adult accountable, and generous in providing powerful, specific support for personal change.
  • Video component of curriculum integrates personal stories of sexual abuse survivors, sharing their experiences of trauma and healing with the perspectives of professionals working with various issues of sexual abuse.
  • The program is motivational and compelling. It calls participants into personal responsibility for the safety of children, while at the same time appreciates their fears and concerns.

How is the training delivered?

Stewards “Live” is a 3-hour in-person training, led by an authorized facilitator who uses a videotape, interactive workbook, and discussion to train responsible adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

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

Jun
21
Fri
What Every Adult Needs to Know – Naranja @ Naranja Neighborhood Center
Jun 21 @ 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

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