Kempe believes education is at the core of any successful prevention or treatment program. Over the years, Kempe’s child abuse experts have been leading the way to educate parents and caregivers, child welfare professionals, mandatory reporters, medical professionals and communities about child abuse and neglect.
Kempe prepares learners and leaders in child serving professions by designing, developing and delivering a continuum of adult learning systems focused on keeping children and families safe.
The Kempe Foundation supports these efforts by advocating for policies and funding at both the federal and state level.
Kempe currently works alongside the Colorado Department of Human Services to train child welfare professionals across the state about the best ways to intervene and protect children.
2016 CWTS Metrics:
- 3.931 learners completed at least one class
- 410 new caseworkers completed Pre-Service Training
- 78 new supervisors completed Pre-Service Training
- 598 foster parents completed Core Training
- 12,635 professionals completed mandatory reporter training
- Launched Colorado’s new regionally based Caseworker Academy that includes problem-based learning methods and practice simulation
- Provided a menu of coaching services
- Launched New Supervisor Academy for those taking on a supervisor role for the first time in Colorado’s child welfare system
Even more, Kempe is working hand-in-hand with the Colorado Department of Human Services to oversee the implementation of SafeCare Colorado. SafeCare is an evidence-based home visitation program for families with children from newborn to age five that provides parents and caregivers with skills that address home safety, parenting, and children’s health needs.