The Spring 2017 CARE Chronicles newsletter is now available. Download your copy now.
Included in the issue:
- Hunter’s story of transforming pain into power
- Stephen’s story of moving from acceptance to integration
- An overview of our activities during Child Abuse Prevention Month
- Save-the-Date for the 2017 Kempe Golf Tournament
Fiscal Year 2016 was an exciting year at Kempe. Our work has grown in response to needs in Colorado, as well as in the field of child abuse and neglect nationally and internationally.
Locally, we continued our strong partnerships with Colorado Department of Human Services, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus and countless counties across the state.
Nationally, we continued to push for increases in the funding that is allocated for child abuse and neglect research within the Federal budget.
We also launched The Starling Project, a grassroots cause campaign designed to bring individuals and communities together to end child abuse and neglect.
We invite you to learn more about our impact in our FY 2016 Annual Report.
All of these efforts, and many more, were made possible by the countless donors, partners and community leaders who have made a commitment to eradicating child abuse and neglect.
Thank you for your continued support.
President & CEO
The Kempe Foundation
Thanks to the work of thousands of individuals and organizations, including Kempe, the latest reports indicate a 40% reduction in child abuse and neglect nationally over the past two decades. While there have been tremendous advances to keeping children safe, there is still much more work to do.
The information outlined in this report shows the impact our staff is making. In the past year alone, Kempe has connected with hundreds of mental and medical health professionals, child welfare professionals, scholars and other organizations in the fight to end child abuse and neglect.
In FY 2015, Kempe staff made a tremendous difference including:
- Providing clinical care services to 2,008 children and 632 adults
- Securing $11 million in state grants
- Publishing 28 articles and completing 10 research papers
- Training 5,257 child welfare professionals
We encourage you to read more about our professionals and their impact in our 2015 Kempe CARES for Children Annual Report. Because of your support, we are able to continue this crucial work. Thank you for caring for children.
John D. Faught, JD, President & CEO, The Kempe Foundation
Desmond K. Runyan, MD, DrPH, Executive Director, The Kempe Center
Over the past year, Kempe has taken incredible strides to share our expertise and knowledge worldwide. Our work is having a positive impact on the lives of children and families.
We want to express our gratitude to the entire Kempe team for their wonderful support and work – for without their dedication and commitment, our efforts to end child abuse and neglect would not be possible.
We also want to say thank you to our partners for believing in us and for your support.
Lastly, we want to extend a special thank you to our funders, donors and supporters for your passionate commitment. Your support is vital in advancing Kempe’s work to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.
- Treated 1,306 Children
- Served 641 Parents and Caretakers
- Trained 4,971 Child Welfare Professionals
- Published 32 Research Papers
- Raised awareness of how to calm a crying baby in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado and Kohl’s Cares
- Outreached in 48 Colorado Counties, 12 States and Washington D.C
- Completed Global Work in Japan and Singapore
- Bestowed with 12 honors and awards
We invite you to read the Kempe 2014 Annual Report in its entirety.
Posted by: By John Faught: President & CEO of The Kempe Foundation, and Dr. Runyan, The Kempe Center Executive Director