From the beginning, The Kempe Foundation has provided fundraising and advocacy support for the experts at The Kempe Center. The Center has been a leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect for more than 45 years. Today, The Center’s programs include medical and behavioral health services, training for child welfare professionals and research on the causes and impacts of abuse.
As The Kempe Foundation has evolved, we have shifted our focus to include support for and distribution of programs developed by other professionals. We look for programs that are proven to prevent child abuse in neglect from happening, advance training for professionals in the field, and improve child welfare systems in the U.S. and abroad.
The Kempe Center improves the care and well-being of all children by strengthening families, communities, and the systems that serve them.
Kempe partners with the Colorado Department of Human Services to provide support for at-risk families and parent-child interactions, home safety and child health. A 2017 program evaluation showed families who completed the program were less likely to have an open child welfare case six months after completion. View the most recent program update.
Child Welfare Training System
Kempe partners with the Colorado Department of Human Services to develop and implement the Child Welfare Training System (CWTS) – an advanced adult learning system for child welfare workers, other professionals, foster parents and mandatory reporters. View the most recent program update.
Fostering Healthy Futures®
The Fostering Healthy Futures® (FHF) program is an evidence-based intervention for preadolescent children in out-of-home care. The program includes structured mentoring and group-based skills training to promote healthy youth development and reduce trauma-related symptoms and behaviors. View the most recent program update about Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens.
ECHO Colorado gives health professionals the opportunity to be part of a community where experts and peers share knowledge and experience using technology, not proximity, to connect. In partnership with ECHO Colorado, Kempe is the Subject Matter Expert for the Issues in Child Maltreatment ECHO, focusing on Pediatric Physical and Sexual Abuse Assessment in Primary Care. View the most recent program update.
Child Protection Team
Attending to children brought into the Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Child Protection Team’s mission is to offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary consultation, assessment, treatment and referral services for children and adolescents who may have been physically or sexually abused or neglected. Best practice, family centered care is provided by dedicated clinicians who help the hospital and community identify, treat and console abused and neglected children. Our comprehensive team program of clinical care, education, research and advocacy was the first of its kind in the nation, founded by Dr. Kempe in 1958. Read about the team’s 60th anniversary.