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 to

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


Please send questions about the application process, letters of intent, and applications to Please observe deadlines as outlined below. 
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