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Healthy Children, Thriving Families, Vibrant Communities

Through an equity lens, we lead through advocacy, research, education and clinical work to transform lives.

What We Do

For over 50 years, the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect has worked to improve the lives of children and families and strengthen the communities that serve them.

We continue to pursue the health and well-being of children and families through providing comprehensive expert medical care, leading ground-breaking research, delivering effective education to multi-disciplinary professionals, focusing attention on inequities, and engaging in timely advocacy to improve the effectiveness of policies.

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May 6, 2024

2024 Catalyst Webinar and Dialogue Series

Since 2020, in early October, Kempe Center faculty and their global partners have organized the Annual International Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare—a four day virtual event to build and support a global movement of changemakers striving to bring radical and lasting transformation to child welfare practice, policy, systems and research. This five-part Catalyst Webinar and Dialogue Series, with leading scholars and thought leaders, publicly launches the 2024 Call to Action conference offerings.
October 7, 2024

2024 CTA International Virtual Conference

We invite you join us during the 2024 International Virtual Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare—an unparalleled opportunity to share your wisdom, knowledge, and creativity with a diverse and engaged international learning community. This year’s conference transcends conventional boundaries by delivering an expanded array of captivating topics, thought-provoking themes, and forward-thinking dialogues.
April 1, 2024

“Navigating the mental health care system”

Tune in and listen to a deep conversation with Lauren McCarthy on Radio Kempe. Lauren shares a brief history of working with youth and families in Philadelphia and how that inspired her to learn more about increasing mental health care access equity. Lauren wraps up the conversation by talking about the many challenges that caregivers experience when navigating the mental health care system, particularly when youth enter acute crisis settings and the benefits of investing in better access to early mental health care.


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