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 the past 51 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 child welfare policies.

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October 2, 2023

Kempe’s 2023 International Virtual Conference

The Kempe Center is excited to host the 2023 International Virtual Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare on October 2-5,2023. We will reconvene and expand the international community of practice with an expected 3,000 participants from over 25 countries. Together, we commit to changing child welfare as we know it by connecting communities that are uplifting child and family well-being and social, racial, and family justice.
October 10, 2023

Kempe-Haruv Gary B Melton Visiting Professorships: 2023 Initiatives to Change Policy on Child Abuse

Join us for the 2023 Melton Visiting Professor events! We are excited to announce Truth-telling Initiatives for Survivors of Child Abuse on October 10, 2023 (OU-Tulsa) and on October 11, 2023 (OU-Norman). CEUs available for LCSW and LPC: $15 for 1.5 credit hours. Lunch will be provided, starting at 12:30pm.
October 15, 2023

2023 Walk Together to End Child Abuse and Neglect

The Walk Together to End Child Abuse and Neglect is a series of community fundraising walks taking place across the nation to support the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN). Walk Together events celebrate the strength of child abuse survivors while bringing communities together to create cultural change.


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