Family Matters

...and Indiana Parenting Institute, Inc.™ (IPI), a 501(c)3 family services community partner, is committed to working with moms and dads to make their parenting a joyful experience.

Our goal, as we work with families, is for parents to establish a foundation of healthy family living for generations.
Scientific research has methodically proven the efficacy of parenting education in protecting the wellbeing of children and in creating safe, healthy, and caring environments for children and families to thrive. Seeking to fill this much-needed gap in services to families in Northwest Indiana, IPI launched its evidence-informed, group-based parentingBirth2Eighteen program model (B2E) in Gary in 2007 to build the capacity of families to keep their children safe and to preserve their family bond (Help a Parent. Save a Child.).

Urban Family Parenting Specialists

As IPI worked primarily with trauma-impacted families throughout Northwest Indiana’s urban centers, it noted that these families flourished when program content was delivered under a fellowshipping atmosphere. Often these families had to mature quickly due to trauma, which left them operating from a self-focused survival mode.

Under the learning conditions provided by B2E, these families were able to build upon their social/emotional skills and others-focus, essential for effective parenting, to improve their life outcomes.

As a result, our programming has received local and state recognition, and is currently also utilized by schools, courts, family services agencies, state departments, and faith-based organizations.