Partnering to end the cycle of abuse and neglect

The Kempe Foundation is partnering with other organizations in our community to explore various threats to healthy child development. Through this event series, we are bringing together community partners to help shine a light on how threats like child sex trafficking, mental health challenges, substance abuse and domestic violence are linked to child abuse and neglect. We also discuss how we can partner as a community to have a positive impact on child development.

We rely on the support of community partners to make these events affordable, and to leverage our fundraising for community partners.



Winter Breakfast – The Myths of Mental Health

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
7:30-9:00 a.m.
Wellshire Events Center – 3333 S Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO

Event Recap

Guests heard from our panel of experts on mental health issues facing children and their families in Colorado, and learned what can be done to protect and heal. 

Don Mares- Executive Director, Denver Department of Human Services

Steven Berkowitz, MD – Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Evelin Gomez, PhD – Department of Pediatrics, The Kempe Center

Shannon Van Deman, PhD – Vice President, Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Fall Breakfast – Child Sex Trafficking in Colorado

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2018
7:30-9:00 a.m.
Wellshire Events Center – 3333 S Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO

Event Recap

Guests joined us for breakfast and heard from our panel of experts on efforts to prevent sex trafficking in Colorado as well as the treatment programs provided to the victims that are rescued.

Kempe partnered with Extended Hands of Hope, a nonprofit offering safe housing and supportive services to sex trafficking survivors, to bring this important information to the forefront of the conversation on child maltreatment.

Spring Breakfast

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30-9:00 a.m.
13123 E. 16th Ave, Aurora

Kempe Ambassadors joined us for breakfast and updates on ECHO-CAN and SafeCare Colorado.  

ECHO-CAN is a statewide professional education initiative connecting health professionals and topic experts around the state. SafeCare Colorado is the evidence-based program offering proactive, in-home services that support at-risk families in gaining skills to provide a safe home for their children.