We are ordinary and extraordinary people because we are living, working, or care about the mental health of children and youth.
Mental Health is complicated, but things don’t need to be so complicated. We have seen and experienced the uncomplicated things that make such a difference. Maybe you have, too. We are focused on what some people call the ‘small stuff’ or the ‘soft stuff’, but it is what makes the hard work possible – get involved.
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“Caring gives you courage, caring gives you hope. Those are the things that matter most to families, and they changed our lives.” – Keli Andersonread more
The Institute of Families seeks to create and promote caring experiences and greater outcomes for child and youth mental health. We strive to build FamilySmart™ practice with the same honesty and integrity that we bring to all our work, to achieve better mental health for this generation and generations of the future.get involved