The Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Kempe Foundation - Giving Hope to Abused and Neglected Children
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April of each year.
This year, The Kempe Foundation and Center and Children's Hospital Colorado partnered with Be the One Colorado, a state-wide community outreach effort to promote the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Kick-off Rally on April 1 on the West Steps of the Capitol included speakers Colorado Department of Human Services Director Reggie Bicha, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Senator Linda Newell, Denver Broncos Wesley Woodyard, parent mentors, youth advocates, and members of the child abuse prevention community.
Nearly 800,000 children are reported as having been abused or neglected in this country each year, including 11,000 in Colorado alone. But child abuse is not a hopeless cause. We see success stories every day.
These children need superheroes. Superheroes like you.
The Kempe Center treats abused children, trains professionals, and conducts research to ensure a healthy and hopeful future for these innocent victims. Every child seen at The Kempe Center is in the hands of the nation’s leading experts on child abuse.
Support the place the rest of the world is looking to for answers. You possess the superhuman power to stop child abuse.