The Kempe Mission
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.
About The Kempe Center
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.