Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Summer Institute on Child Protection


July 6 - 24, 2015

We 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.
Summer Institute Brochure

The Kempe Center

Founded by Dr. C. Henry Kempe in 1972, the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect improves the care and well-being of all children by strengthening families, communities, and the systems that serve them.  We fulfill our mission through research, training and education, service delivery, advocacy and consultation and technical assistance.  We believe abuse and neglect are preventable, children are resilient, and supportive care can bring health and hope.
Located in Denver, Colorado, The Kempe Center is an interdisciplinary organization of approximately 130 faculty and staff.  We are administratively located in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Our faculty includes physicians, psychologists, social workers, lawyers, and counselors.

Our Partners

The Haruv Institute in Jerusalem is Israel’s leading authority on child abuse and neglect.  Established by the Schusterman Foundation – Israel in 2007, its mission is to become an international center of excellence contributing to the reduction of child maltreatment; and to create and nurture a capable and skillful community of professionals dedicated to the welfare of children who have suffered from all types of abuse—psychological, physical, and sexual, as well as neglect.  The Haruv Institute advances research, education and public policy. 
The Center on Domestic Violence is an academic, research and service center designed to end domestic violence by fostering institutional and social change.  The Center accomplishes its mission through leadership development, education, research, and community collaboration.  The Center has three primary objectives that guide its work:  (1) developing skilled and informed leaders with a focus on ending domestic violence; (2) informing and empowering domestic violence service providers, advocates, and policymakers through research; and (3) serving the community through direct services, training and advocacy.
Part of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) program was initiated in 2011 with a goal of linking research, training, and practice to prevent injury and violence in Colorado, the Western Region, nationally, and around the world, with a special focus on pediatric populations. A joint initiative of the Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital Colorado, PIPER is also home to PREVENT, a national training program for community-based teams of practitioners that was developed originally at the University of North Carolina with a focus on the primary prevention of violence, including child maltreatment.

Purpose of the Summer Institute

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.   
 

Who Should Attend

You should attend if you have an interest in child abuse and neglect and are a:
  • 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 or post-doctoral fellow

Taking Courses in Denver 

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Denver --the Mile High City -- combines a thriving cultural scene with diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty.  With Colorado’s more than 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s always a good time to go outdoors for a little fun in the sun.  You can stay in Denver and enjoy the many city parks, museums, award-winning restaurants and great biking and walking paths.  Or you can head to the Rockies for hiking, rafting, camping, fishing, shopping or just basking in the beauty of the mountains.  Either way, the Summer Institute combines outstanding faculty and courses with ample time to take advantage of the many attractions in and around Denver.  For more information on Denver and the surrounding area, go tohttp://www.denver.org/

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Announcing SafeCare® Colorado Request for Applications



Thank you to those who were able to participate in the SafeCare® Colorado informational webinar in April. We look forward to continuing the expansion of SafeCare® throughout Colorado.  

The Kempe Center has released the SafeCare® Colorado Cohort Three Request for Applications (RFA).


Click HERE to download the
SafeCare® Colorado Cohort Three Request for Applications (RFA).
Applications are due Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Questions?

Please send questions about the application process, letters of intent, and applications to SafeCareCO@childrenscolorado.org. Please observe deadlines as outlined below. 
YEAR THREE TIMELINE
Request for Applications (RFA) Released: May 1, 2015
Letters of Intent Due: May 22, 2015
Applications Due: June 12, 2015
Sites Announced: Early July 2015
Kick Off Meetings: August 2015
SafeCare® Home Visitor Training: September/October 2015

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 http://bit.ly/CDHSFunding 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.


EVENT DETAILS
Date: July 6-24, 2015

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



PURPOSE OF THE SUMMER INSTITUTE
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.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND
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



COURSE CREDIT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
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. 




REGISTRATION
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.






Sincerely,
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 Partners.CO4Kids.org
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 Events.CO4Kids.org

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

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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: http://www.prevcon.org/program/attend-2/#sthash.jHNkc98n.dpuf

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.