Clinics through Kempe Center
- Child Protection Team Clinic
- START Center
The Child Protection Team (CPT) provides comprehensive medical evaluations in our weekly outpatient clinic and through inpatient and emergency department consultations at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Children’s offers the only hospital based multidisciplinary child abuse program in Colorado and one of the oldest in the nation.
Child maltreatment, including physical or sexual abuse and sexual assault, is traumatic event. Our clinic recognizes the importance of delivering holistic care to promote both physical and emotional healing. Our visits routinely integrate family and child support including education about the behavioral and emotional impacts of child maltreatment. In addition to pediatric social work, we have child life specialists who are specially-trained healthcare professionals to help children and families deal with the acute stress and that may come along with a clinic visit. We also have behavioral healthcare professionals as part of our clinic who help screen for stress and emotional changes that are part of trauma experiences. We may make therapy recommendations specific to each patient’s needs and family situations and can help coordinate behavioral health follow up. This is often in collaboration with a family’s referring primary care provider.
To schedule an appointment or request a consultation (for Anschutz and Briargate/COS locations only), please call 720-777-6919 for the CPT Team Clinic.
The Interdisciplinary Trauma-Sensitive Assessment & Treatment Services for Kids (TASK) Clinic provides comprehensive, culturally responsive, trauma-sensitive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary assessment and treatment services for children ages 3-12 years who are involved or at risk of involvement with Child Welfare and have complex behaviors, psychosocial, trauma, and medical histories. The interdisciplinary assessment includes comprehensive evaluations by a psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, child abuse pediatrician, and an occupational therapist.
TASK Clinic evaluative services include:
- Comprehensive assessment of physical, mental/behavioral health, socio-emotional well-being, cognitive, and developmental functioning.
- Care coordination and referrals to community partners and resources.
- Interdisciplinary communication with community partners and agencies.
- Interdisciplinary review, consultation, and treatment/service recommendations in a written report.
- Care conferences with families and/or community agencies to establish personalized, assessment-informed treatment plans, address service barriers, and facilitate access to services.
- Follow-up assessment of child/family service needs.
Please click here for the TASK Referral Form.
KICS (Kids In Care Settings) Clinic is a multidisciplinary medical home providing trauma-informed, patient-centered, family-focused care. Experts provide services for children, youth, and families involved in out of home placements to support leading healthy, resilient lives with empowerment and hope. KICS is partnering with the UCHealth newborn nursery’s Colorado Hospital Substance Exposed Newborn (CHoSEN) Collaborative to provide ongoing primary care for infants prenatally substance exposed as well as Arapahoe County Department of Human Services. Children’s Hospital Colorado provides this multidisciplinary service to reduce barriers and improve access to children, youth, and families who are historically marginalized and underserved. KICS is affiliated with The Kempe Center, whose pioneering work is in promoting understanding, knowledge, and best practices for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect locally, nationally, and internationally.
KICS appointments integrate medical and behavioral health care. Assessments for medical, developmental, mental health, trauma, family well-being, and resource needs are universally screened for and addressed during the visit. We understand that children in out-of-home placement interact with many systems and may have birth families and foster/kinship families taking part in their care and we welcome that diversity of family unit. Care coordination and interagency communication is managed by our nurse, social worker, behavioral health navigator and community health navigator. Patients and families may meet with some or all of the following:
- Nurse Care Coordinator
- Social Worker
- Behavioral Health Navigator
- Community Health Navigator
Our goals include helping families understand the care needed for a child who is not living with their family of origin, to offer emotional support, and to help caregivers advocate on behalf of the child. Clinic specialists work closely with community-based agencies, including early intervention services to help meet the needs of the patient and caregivers.
To schedule an appointment at the KICS Clinic, please call 720-777-KICS.
Non-Accidental Brain Injury Care Clinic, or NABICC, is a multi-disciplinary clinic providing trauma- informed, family-centered care. Board certified experts provide services for infants and young children diagnosed with non-accidental brain injury or abusive head injury. Children’s Hospital Colorado offers the only hospital-based multidisciplinary child abuse program in Colorado and is affiliated with The Kempe Center, whose pioneering work is in promoting understanding, knowledge, and best practices for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect locally, nationally, and internationally.
NABICC appointments are coordinated with expert medical, cognitive, and developmental assessment and psychosocial services, all in one location at one time. Patient may meet with some or all of the following:
- Case Management
- Child Protection Team
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Rehabilitation Psychology
- Rehabilition Medicine
- Social Work Support
- Speech Language Pathology
Our goals include helping families understand the outcome and care needed for a child diagnosed with abusive head trauma, to offer emotional support, and to help caregivers advocate on behalf of their child. Clinic specialists work closely with the patient’s primary care physician and community-based agencies, including early intervention services to help meet the needs of the patient and caregivers.
To schedule an appointment at the NABICC Clinic, please call 720-777-8260.
The Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment (START) Center is dedicated to providing treatment for people of all ages suffering from the effects of loss, trauma, chronic stress and adversity. Licensed Clinical Psychologists and counselors from START provider integrated behavioral health in the Child Protection Team clinic. For patients who have ongoing therapy needs, referrals to the START Center are facilitated.
START provides excellent trauma informed care with a range of evidence-based practices for children, youth and adults. For more information, see CU Anschutz Psychiatry START Center