Monday, April 20, 2015

Important: Funding available for Community Substance Abuse Prevention

Colorado Department of Human Services

We are excited to share important news about funding with you: the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health has released 5 substance abuse prevention funding opportunities - 3 for communities and 2 for statewide approaches. Read more information about each opportunity below.

This funding is a great opportunity for schools, public health, community-based agencies and more to implement evidence-based strategies for substance abuse prevention, including marijuana, in your communities. Applications are due in May, so we wanted to let you know right away (dates vary by RFP).

Go to to learn more about these opportunities and who to contact for questions.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Summer Institute on Child Protection

We would like to invite you to join faculty from the Kempe Center and the University of Colorado for a participatory and interdisciplinary Institute on Child Protection. Our Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses for professionals, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are concerned about the safety of children.

Date: July 6-24, 2015

Location: University of Colorado, Denver
          1201 Larimer Street
                Denver, CO 80204

In 1993, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect declared child abuse and neglect a "national emergency." More than 20 years later, child abuse and neglect continue to be a serious and prevalent public health problem. In the United States alone, 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect involving more than 6 million children are made each year. Many more go unreported. Without appropriate and timely intervention, research suggests that these children may experience long-term health problems.
The Summer Institute is designed to improve knowledge, practice, and policy related to the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and family violence. Participants will learn the latest approaches in research, clinical services, prevention and administration. Through special events, participants will have an opportunity to network with each other and with faculty.

The Summer Institute is designed for the following professionals who have an interest in child abuse and neglect:
  • Physician
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Social Worker
  • Behavioral Health Professional
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Community Leader
  • Child Advocate
  • Public or Private Human Service Administrator
  • Graduate student
  • Post-Doctoral fellow

Graduate course credit, available through the Clinical Sciences Graduate Progam at the University of Colorado, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and Continuing Medical Education (CME) will be offered through the Summer Institute. 

The registration deadline for participants not seeking course credit is June 1, 2015. For participants seeking course credit, the registration deadline is May 15, 2015. A late fee of $50 will be applied to any registrations received after the deadlines.

The Kempe Center 
for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 2015 - Child Abuse Prevention Month

We hope representatives from all counties, tribal communities and public awareness campaign partners can join us!

Click Here to RSVP

Child Abuse and Neglect Public Awareness Campaign
  • The statewide hotline for reporting child abuse and neglect launched on January 1. 
  • The Public Awareness campaign is launching this week! 
The campaign will include statewide paid media, social media efforts, a launch press 
event at the Capitol, and other activities. Ways to get involved:

1.Become a Campaign Partner: everyone plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. We need partners in all sectors, from 501c3 organizations and government agencies, to businesses and community groups, actively participating in this public education effort by doing things like: 
  • Utilizing the campaign tool-kit to promote the hotline; 
  • Serving as a campaign resource for local media; and 
  • Organizing local events and activities that engage the public in the prevention child abuse and neglect. Learn more at
2. Register your April Child Abuse Prevention Activities: we have created a statewide event calendar for Child Abuse Prevention Month. We would love to find out what Prevention activities you have planned. Register your project and view the statewide calendar of events at

3. Join the Public Awareness Subcommittee: a group of stakeholders from across the state gather monthly to discuss the campaign and provide feedback on campaign elements. Anyone can join this group and attend the meetings.

4. Spread the Word: we are creating an electronic campaign toolkit full of resources (brochures, posters, social media content, etc.). This toolkit will be available on our website in April. Please help us spread the word by using these resources, and let us know if we can provide anything else to help you publicize the hotline.

Please encourage your colleagues and partners to get involved! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Childhood Injury Prevention Convention


Why You Should Attend

Join Safe Kids for a three-day convention at the National Harbor.
The Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention, or PREVCON, is an exciting opportunity to meet and network with other specialists in the field of injury prevention. You will learn about the latest in injury prevention research, new tips on how to operate safety programs on any budget and some great ideas for coalition management.
There will also be presentations by Safe Kids coordinators, global network members and industry specialists from around the United States and the world on fundraising development, communication strategies, community organization and much more.

See you at PREVCON.

- See more at:

Register Now

Friday, March 27, 2015

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Everyone Has a Role in Stopping Youth Violence

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 23-27, 2015) is a time to show youth, parents, educators, and community leaders that youth violence is not an inevitable part of growing up. Youth violence can be prevented.

Help others be a positive influence on young people while stopping youth violence before it starts.

What You Need to Know

  • More than 547,000 young people, ages 10 to 24, are treated in emergency departments each year for injuries from violence-related physical assaults. On average, 12 young people are victims of homicide each day in the United States.
  • Prevention strategies that are proving effective include school programs designed to benefit all youth by changing how they think about violence and by building skills to resolve problems.
  • Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action provides action steps for everyone to be part of the solution.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Peaceful Households 2015 Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Conference

WhatPeaceful Households 2015 Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Conference
This year we are excited to have a trio of internationally renowned speakers and researchers in Dr. Robert Anda, Co-Principal Investigator of the ACE Study, Dr. Desmond Runyan, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado and Mark Wynn, an expert in Domestic Violence.
The conference is open to professionals and community members who work with children and families and have an interest in providing a safe and nurturing environment for our kids. This event is especially valuable for people involved in the following professions and activities: Case Workers, Child Advocates, Child Care, First Responders, Health Professionals, Home Visitation, Teachers, Law Enforcement, Legal & Judicial, Youth Programs, Social Workers, Therapists, Ministry and Coaches.
When: April 30th
Where: Colorado Springs
Register: Visit our website to register or learn more!

*****************EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 30, 2015****************

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SafeCare® Colorado Webinar: April 15, 2015

SafeCare® Colorado expanding throughout Colorado

Join us for an informational webinar, hosted by the Kempe Center.

Cohort 3 RFA Overview and Q&A
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

You can also dial in using your phone. +1 (646) 749-3131
Access Code: 590-065-541
SafeCare® Colorado is pleased to announce some upcoming dates and events for the start of Cohort 3 sites.

Currently, SafeCare® is in 8 sites, covering 30 counties and the Southern Ute Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. We welcome the opportunity to further expand this evidence based home visiting program which focuses on safety, health, and parenting.

Please send questions to the Kempe Center
Click HERE to download and print the SafeCare® Colorado Cohort 3 Informational Flyer for the RFA timeline.
Click HERE to download and print the SafeCare® Colorado Fact Sheet.

Visit to learn more about SafeCare Colorado and get information to refer a high-risk family to
a local SafeCare program today.