Kempe Foundation

Uniting Communities Breakfast on the Youth Mental Health Crisis

The Kempe Foundation’s Uniting Communities breakfast brought together members of the community to discuss the youth mental health crisis in Colorado and across the country with a focus on youth suicide. Our panel of experts facilitated a riveting dialogue on the severity of the moment and solutions for the future. It combined mental health professionals, …

Uniting Communities Breakfast on the Youth Mental Health Crisis Read More »

Back to School: Addressing the Collective Trauma in Our Classrooms

School is back in session, in-person! Over the past few weeks, many schools across the country have opened their doors to welcome students back into the classroom. This highly anticipated return comes after an incredibly difficult year of grief, loss and isolation for children and families everywhere. Though the pandemic has been stressful for all …

Back to School: Addressing the Collective Trauma in Our Classrooms Read More »

The Kempe Foundation Elects Six New Members to its Board of Directors

The Kempe Foundation is pleased to announce the election of six new members to our Board of Directors. Each of these individuals brings their own unique personal and professional experience that will enhance the board and strengthen our organization. Meet our new board members below! Jason Castro MPAcc, CPA (below) is a Contract Professional at …

The Kempe Foundation Elects Six New Members to its Board of Directors Read More »

Updates from Under the Gold Dome: End of 2021 Session

The 2021 legislative session wrapped up work on June 8, about a month later than the typical Sine Die adjournment date. This delay was due to the legislative recess taken from mid-January to February to ensure lawmakers and their staff could be vaccinated. There were 678 bills and resolutions introduced, 502 bills passed, and as …

Updates from Under the Gold Dome: End of 2021 Session Read More »

Kempe’s Response to the ‘State of Emergency’ for Youth Mental Health

On May 25th, for the first time in its 117-year history, Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a “State of Emergency” for youth mental health. This declaration comes following the release of staggering statistics revealing a 90% increase in youth mental health emergency visits between April 2019 and April 2021. These statistics give us a glimpse into …

Kempe’s Response to the ‘State of Emergency’ for Youth Mental Health Read More »

The Kempe Foundation Announces New Chief Mission Officer, Jeremy Stern

 AURORA, CO (May 18, 2021) – The Kempe Foundation is pleased to announce Jeremy Stern as the organization’s Chief Mission Officer. Stern brings 18 years of experience in the nonprofit industry with expertise in corporate development, fundraising and community engagement to this new role. As Chief Mission Officer, Stern will play a pivotal role in …

The Kempe Foundation Announces New Chief Mission Officer, Jeremy Stern Read More »

The CARE Network Expands its Impact Across Colorado

Since 2020, the Kempe Center’s Child Abuse Response and Evaluation (CARE) Network has undergone substantial growth. The CARE Network engages health care and behavioral health providers – pediatricians, family doctors, school nurses and more – with the best education and training on conducting medical exams and behavioral health assessments to identify signs and risks of …

The CARE Network Expands its Impact Across Colorado Read More »

Elevating Expert Voices During Child Abuse Prevention Month 

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Kempe Foundation joins organizations across the country to share stories and strategies of child abuse and neglect prevention. This month is a meaningful opportunity for all of us to engage in conversations with experts, policy makers and community members about how we can work together to strengthen families to …

Elevating Expert Voices During Child Abuse Prevention Month  Read More »

Letter from CEO Jon Kruljac on Child Abuse Prevention Month

April represents renewal in many aspects of our lives, but for school age children it means the end of the school year is just around the corner. While we all long for a return to normalcy as vaccinations for COVID-19 increase and larger social gatherings become permissible, the stressors that many children have experienced during …

Letter from CEO Jon Kruljac on Child Abuse Prevention Month Read More »