Our vision is to create a world without abuse and neglect
The Kempe Center was the first of its kind, established in 1972 to better understand and prevent child maltreatment and to serve affected children and their families. For the past 48 years, Kempe has promoted understanding, knowledge and best practices to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect locally, nationally and internationally.
Today we honor our legacy while looking ahead for ways to transform our field. It is our mission to improve the lives of children and families. We believe that abuse and neglect are preventable and people are resilient. We are curious. We take a stand. We test assumptions. Our leadership in advocacy, research, education and clinical work drives innovative strategies that transform the field. Through our work we strengthen families, communities and the systems that serve them. We are a catalyst, connecting people, information and best practices to translate knowledge into action.
Our vision is a world without abuse and neglect.
The primary goal of our fellowship program is to train physicians who are board eligible or board certified in pediatrics to become academic and clinical leaders in the subspecialty field of Child Abuse Pediatrics. The fellowship provides in-depth and intensive training clinical care, education and research. Learn More about CAP fellowship with Kempe!
Kempe’s Café is a free, virtual learning space for helping professionals. One we hope will become a catalyst for relationship, resourcing, and connection. Every session will focus on different topics, relevant to you! Throughout the months of August and September, we’ve lined up a special series of Kempe Café events that will give you a sneak peek of what you can expect in our call to action conference!
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Why Come to A Call to Action? October 5 - 8, 2020. This is the first child welfare conference of its kind. 17 hours per day maximizing international exchange. 250+ sessions that showcase new, radical, alternative, transformational ideas. Experience presentations by, have conversations among, and make connections and learn with those with lived experience—parents, youth alumni and kinship care providers; child welfare practitioners, supervisors, administrators; legal, mental health, and medical professionals; community and neighborhood leaders; researchers; policymakers; advocates; and other thought leaders from around the world.