World-Class Illusionist and Magician to Headline Imagine 2019 Luncheon

On March 14, 2019, The Kempe Foundation will host its signature fundraising luncheon, Imagine 2019: Believe in Magic, featuring American illusionist and magician Jason Bishop. Bishop has starred in two Off-Broadway productions and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show and CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. He entertains audiences with one remarkable illusion after another,… MORE +

De-Bunking the Myths of Child Sex Trafficking

Across the globe, child sex trafficking is a $99 billion enterprise, making it the second largest illegal trade behind drugs. It reaches every corner of Colorado, but has largely been ignored and become a hidden epidemic that is destroying lives and endangering Kempe’s mission to protect children. On October 4, 2018, we convened a group… MORE +

The Role of Caseworkers in Fighting Youth Sex Trafficking

Child welfare caseworkers are an invaluable resource in helping communities respond to the sex trafficking of children. Children involved with child welfare are at a greater risk for being targeted by traffickers because of their potentially unstable living situations, physical distance from friends and family, traumatic experiences and emotional vulnerability. Therefore, it is imperative that… MORE +

Reducing the Trauma of Child Sex Trafficking Victims – Q&A with Denise Abdoo

Children and youth who are victims of sex trafficking often experience high levels of trauma, which can have profound negative impacts on their physical, emotional and psychological well-being for decades. When working with these individuals, it is essential for child welfare professionals to recognize this past trauma and create supportive recovery environments. As a joint… MORE +

Empowering Survivors to Move Forward with Hope and Dignity

Brittany* was 15 when she was referred to Extended Hands of Hope by a caseworker from Jefferson County’s Department of Human Services. She had been in and out of jail since the age of nine, had a history of running away, and was grades behind in both math and reading. On top of this, her severe… MORE +