Engaging with Communities

#CaregiverCommunity: Talking to your children about race, inequality, and diversity

What better time to talk to your children about diversity and equality than Black History Month? Our society tends to think of race and inequity as taboo topics to talk about with children. However, these topics are more important than ever to have at a young age. The American Psychological Association notes, “In one research …

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Kempe and United Energy Trading Team Up to Distribute Toys

The Kempe Foundation understands that many children and families find the holidays difficult for various reasons including the costs associated with making positive holiday memories. Food costs, presents for children, and an increase in basic needs costs due to inflation all contribute to difficulties for families during the holiday season. Kempe’s focus remains improving the …

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Caregiver Community: Discipline Thoughtfully

Why caregiver strategies are important According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), one of the ways child abuse can be prevented in our society is by enhancing “parenting skills to promote healthy child development” and by creating “behavioral parent training programs.” Child abuse can be prevented by good parenting strategies and caregiver methods. These …

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Kempe Visiting Gary Melton Professorship Recap & Videos

The Gary B. Melton Visiting Professorship series: The professorship series was created by the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Colorado and the Haruv Institute in Israel. The inaugural Gary B. Melton Visiting Professorship event took place over a 2 ½-day period from September 13 to …

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Policy Makers Breakfast: The Time to Talk About Change

Policy Makers Breakfast: Honoring Dr. Melton The annual Uniting Communities Kempe Foundation breakfast on September 14 offered the opportunity to hear from Colorado General Assembly members, along with renowned advocates for the safety and wellbeing of children. This event and programs throughout the week honored Dr. Gary Melton who was a faculty member in the …

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