A world without abuse and neglect
We address child maltreatment by improving the well-being of children and families, strengthening their communities, and improving the systems serving them through evidence-informed services, transformative research, learner-centered education, and effective advocacy, all through an equity lens.
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 51 years, Kempe has promoted understanding, knowledge, and best practices to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect globally. Today we honor our legacy while looking ahead for ways to transform our field.