A world without abuse and neglect
It is our mission to improve the well-being of children and families. We ensure the integration of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work by way of discovery, leadership, action, accountability, evaluation, and transformation. In this way and through our work we strengthen families, communities and the systems that serve them. 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. We are a catalyst, connecting people, information, and best practices to translate knowledge into action.
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 50 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.
Our three coordinated in-person courses feature a state-of-the-art opportunity to learn and are combined with intensive mentoring by national and international experts in the field of child maltreatment. Whether you are a child abuse fellow getting oriented to research (Course 1), a graduate student who wants to better understand where your research fits in this complex and ever changing field from a social welfare perspective (Course 2), or a graduate student seeking to learn how to evaluate large scale primary preventive intervention programs and policies from a public health perspective (Course 3), these courses are designed to help move you to the next stage in your career development. Course credit, for all three courses, is available from the Colorado School of Public Health.
Calling all innovators, transformers, advocates, and thought leaders. We want to showcase your expertise at the Kempe Center’s 2023 International Virtual Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare. This year’s theme is Connecting Changemakers from around the World. Each month leading up to the conference, we will be releasing one of the 2022 keynote presentations, and pairing it with a supplemental podcast from Radio Kempe, where we have deeper exchanges with these forward-thinking leaders. You can watch the session and listen to the short podcasts at www.kempeconference.org. We look forward to hearing your transformative ideas. Together, we commit to changing child welfare as we know it by connecting communities that are lifting up child and family well-being and social, racial, and family justice.
Radio Kempe is here to connect you with the information you need to tackle current issues. Join us as we talk about difficult topics. Help us as we test assumptions to disrupt traditional ways of thinking. Get curious, tune in, and join us on the journey to prevent child abuse and neglect every month of the year! We welcome everyone to join the conversation the fourth Wednesday of every month!
Expertise to conduct medical exams and behavioral health assessments to evaluate suspected cases of child abuse and neglect is extremely limited. The CARE Network's aim is to increase local capacity by building appropriate infrastructure to provide technical assistance and resources through a state-funded program that develops and maintains a standardized, coordinated response to suspected child abuse and neglect through a network of designated healthcare providers.