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TF-CBT: Community Based Learning Collaborative

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 First Learning Session: February 20 - 21, 2019 TF-CBT is the most well-supported

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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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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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Hurricanes: Supporting Families through Trauma

  Studies suggest being informed and prepared for storms lessen the impact of trauma on young children.    In this new training, we provide guidance on how families can better prepare for and respond to hurricanes and the threat of hurricanes in ways that diminish child suffering and trauma in the aftermath of a storm. We will identify key factors that can promote resilience in children exposed to tropical weather threats before, during

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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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Kristi House awarded major grant from Florida Blue Foundation for child safety and health program

  Kristi House awarded major grant from Florida Blue Foundation for child safety and health program   Kristi House has been awarded a $302,000 grant for prevention and intervention work in underserved south Miami-Dade County, building upon Kristi House’s priority focus on better serving those in our southern-most communities. Child Safety Champions will provide a comprehensive, three-year child safety program

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018

Human Trafficking Awareness Month, January, is dedicated to raising awareness of sexual slavery and human trafficking worldwide. Here at Kristi House, we serve child victims of human sex-trafficking every day through our Project GOLD program. Human Trafficking Awareness Day started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated Jan. 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the hopes of raising awareness to combat human trafficking.

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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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Holiday Donations

You can make the winter holidays a little brighter for the children and families receiving our services with your donation of toys, food stuffs for holiday meals and/or gift cards. At Kristi House we have a tradition of providing gifts for child-clients and their siblings...possible only with tremendous support from the community. We rely on businesses and individuals like yourself to conduct toy drives on behalf of these children and families who

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Disco Ball – Thank you!

  Kristi House 2019 Gala Save the Date: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 ***   Kristi House’s “Disco Ball” 2017 Gala Thank you!!   Three hundred guests celebrated healing child-victims of sexual abuse and trafficking at Kristi House's Disco Ball on November 11, 2017 at Four Seasons. The lively evening was a blast of nostalgia with bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and plenty of 1970s funk. Generous supporters United for the Children,

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