The institute focuses on issues that relate to the prevention of behavioral dysfunction and the restoration of mental health functioning across the life span within an individual, family, and community context with the goal of increasing the quality of life for the citizens of northeast Indiana.
The Institute is modeled after the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute and enhances the quality of life in the region by:
The mission of the IPFW Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute is to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary center offering leadership for community concerns related to behavioral health and family studies and providing professional education, community training, professional practice experience, consultation, research, and dissemination of knowledge related to behavioral health and family studies topics.
The Behavioral Health Institute is committed to working with the community on projects that enhance mental health and decrease health disparities. The Institute coordinates the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition (ISPC) and Empowered! Minds.
These trainings/workshops fulfill the Indiana Department of Education new teaching licensing requirement.