International Impact: Bringing Colorado’s Child Welfare Training System to Belize

  Last month, two of Kempe’s Child Welfare Training System (CWTS) professionals traveled to southern Belize to lead the first-ever international CWTS training opportunity. Michelle Mares, Foster, Kin, Adoptive Family Learning Manager and Paula Haugerud, Learning Logistics Coordinator spent a week at the Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Ministry orphanage providing their diverse team of program… MORE +

Housing Instability and Childhood Trauma

Across the State of Colorado, there are over 23,000 children and youth experiencing homelessness, according to a 2017-2018 report by the Colorado Department of Education. Although we often think homelessness means people living on the street, that is only true for less than one-fifth of people experiencing homelessness. Most children and youth without a stable,… MORE +

NKBA Holiday Fundraiser for Kempe

‘Tis the season! Our friends at the National Kitchen & Bath Association – Rocky Mountain Chapter are teaming up with Granite Imports and Rio Grand Co to host a holiday fundraiser for The Kempe Foundation this November. Join them for a night of fun, food, drink, as well as live and silent auctions all while… MORE +

Hidden Scars: A Look at Emotional Abuse in Sports

While we often talk about the long-term, adverse effects that stem from physical and sexual abuse and neglect, the toll and trauma of emotional abuse can be just as damaging. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), emotional abuse refers to behaviors that harm a child’s self-worth or emotional well-being. Examples include… MORE +

Dr. Kathryn Wells Joins Newly Created Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force

We are pleased to announce The Kempe Center’s executive director, Dr. Kathryn Wells, has been selected to join the Children’s Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the newly created Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. The Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force, led by the Colorado Department of Human Services, will work to create a statewide plan of action… MORE +