Therapy is a critical component in helping children overcome the trauma of abuse. 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.
As the state-designated Children’s Advocacy Center, Kristi House is responsible for coordinating all child abuse cases in Miami-Dade County, with six partner agencies to form a multidisciplinary team.
Kristi House provides a Food Pantry of non-perishable foods and household supplies for its families to help them overcome the upheaval and turmoil wrought by allegations of abuse.
Kristi House family advocates work directly with families to gain access to supportive agencies. We provide a vital support system to victims, encouraging them to pursue all avenues of treatment and all legal means to stop the abuse and ensure long-term recovery.
Kristi House delivers best practice programs for schools, community groups, corporations and faith-based organizations, with different courses specifically geared for children, parents and providers.
Family Advocates and Therapists at Kristi House link clients to needed services and resources in Miami-Dade provided by other community organizations and public agencies.
A Kristi House therapist may refer a child victim for an evaluation to the in-house Doctor of Psychiatry. Such a referral typically happens only when the therapist feels the child would benefit from such an evaluation.
Transportation ensures all children and teens can access our services.
Kristi House accepts referrals from other agencies, service providers, teachers, and individuals. Email the completed form to [email protected] and call us with any questions.
C-START began in 2012 and is focused on building Miami-Dade’s capacity to deliver evidence-based interventions for child trauma and grief. C-START uses the Community-Based Learning Collaborative (CBLC) training model to engage multiple stakeholders in a community change team. Through a yearlong training, this team learns how to appropriately screen children for trauma symptoms, refer to…
Project GOLD provides outreach and services to children exploited in sex trafficking to help them recover from dangerous lives at the hands of traffickers and predators. Project GOLD brought the legal and provider community together around the issue of child sex trafficking in 2007, and has been a leader nationally on the issue. The Project…
In an expansion of its work since 2012 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Kristi House was tapped by the federal government to provide therapy services to children and youth who have come to the U.S. unaccompanied from other countries. Kristi House’s Proyecto Brazos Abiertos program provides…