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Tips for Spotting Child Sex Trafficking

The fight against child sex trafficking requires vigilance from all of us. It’s been called the dark trade because much of it happens out of sight. However, there are signs that can help us identify when a child is in danger, and they are often conspicuous.    If you notice any number of the red flags below, we encourage you to contact the Abuse Hotline of the Florida Department of Children and Families by calling 1.800.96ABUSE or

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Kristi House Announces New CEO

  Amanda G. Altman Named to Replace Retiring CEO Claudia Kitchens at Kristi House   The Board of Directors announced that Amanda G. Altman has been selected to lead Kristi House as its new CEO. She will replace Claudia Kitchens who recently announced her retirement after a successful four years of managing and growing Kristi House, the nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center for Miami-Dade County. [caption id="attachment_8770" align="alignright"

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Breaking the Silence

  13th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon: Protecting their Innocence is in our Hands Wednesday, May 8, 2019 • Jungle Island Click here to pay for tickets, tables & sponsorships Kristi House is dedicated to healing the hearts and souls of children overcoming abuse trauma. Kristi House brings together the legal, medical, and mental health services needed to help child-victims and their family members. As the nationally designated

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Applications Open for TF-CBT Community Based 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 First Learning Session: February 20 - 21, 2019 Second Learning Session: June 26 - 27, 2019 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:

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Back-to-School 2018 – Thank You!

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, over two hundred children received backpacks full of school supplies at Kristi House’s annual Back-to-School Party. Thanks all our generous donors from throughout the community, we had enough book bags, school supplies, food, and fun for everyone at the party. Our donors held amazing drives, from which we were able to create over 400 fully-stuffed backpacks! As Kristi House keeps expanding, we have more and more children

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Gift from US Storage Centers Helps Kristi House Graduating Teens

Since 1999 Kristi House has been providing therapy for sexually abused children. Our therapists work hard to ensure that these children and their families are able to process and overcome the sexual abuse trauma.  It is sometimes challenging getting the children to come into every session due to school, parents work schedule, or even transportation; yet the therapists make all the possible arrangements so that their clients can complete treatment

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Community volunteers and donors enhance Kristi House’s healing environment

  It really does take a village.   Over the past several weeks, caring donors from our community joined forces to transform two of our highest utilized therapy spaces. Lending us their talents in design, product selection, painting and installation, these volunteers worked together to create spaces that provide perfect healing environments for our children and families. Special thanks goes to Brittany Precht & Tony Martinez who underwrote

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Thank You – Breaking the Silence 2018

  Save the Date: Breaking the Silence Luncheon May 8, 2019       THANK YOU! 12th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon: Families Unite to Eradicate Sexual Abuse Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • Jungle Island   Thank you for your support of Breaking the Silence, and for joining our ongoing fight to eradicate child abuse and trafficking. Your gift ensures that no child is ever turned away, and that cost is never a barrier to a

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Kristi House Specialists Treat Many Types of Child Trauma

  While child sexual abuse has been Kristi House's specialty since founding, its mental health unit has the proven treatment interventions for many types of childhood trauma. Dedicated to protocols with proven results, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) provides the foundation for most interventions at Kristi House.    Along with childhood sexual abuse, Kristi House has long operated its Pathways program for children

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Holiday 2017 Thank You

We thank our amazing donors for giving the kids of Kristi House another heart-warming and successful holiday season. Throughout the month of December, over 200 child clients, and their families, were greeted by bundles of holiday cheer and gifts galore. Volunteers transformed Kristi House into a Winter Wonderland and every family was invited to walk through our transformed boardroom, the "Toy Store." Children choose just what they wanted

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