Advocating for Children

Kempe Advocacy Alert: I Matter Campaign Launches Across Colorado

Last week, a landmark program that will expand access to mental health and substance use services for youth launched in Colorado. I Matter is a one-of-a-kind initiative that provides three free counseling sessions for all Colorado youth. Introduced by Representative Michaelson Jenet, House Bill 21-1258: Rapid Mental Health Response for Colorado Youth was created to …

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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 …

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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 …

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Governor Polis Signs Bill to Create Colorado’s First Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Network

AURORA, CO (May 23, 2019) – The Kempe Center and Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Colorado’s Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Network (CARENetwork) by the Colorado Legislature through HB19-1133. The CARENetwork is a program to provide quality assessments for suspected victims of child abuse and neglect by building local capacity in communities. As …

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