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Welcome to Indiana Parenting Institute!

IPI provides parenting assistance to caregivers and providers throughout the state of Indiana.

  • If you are a Parent/Caregiver, please click on the For Parents tab above to find out about the services available to you, as listed in the menu provided.
  • If you are a Family Services Provider, please click on the For Agencies tab above to find out about the services available to you, as listed in the menu provided.
  • If you are interested in Supporting Parenting Literacy and Hoosier families, whether financially or by volunteering, please click on the For Supporters tab above to find out how you may support this initiative, as listed in the menu provided.

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  • A new Parent Testimonial! A new Parent Testimonial! Check it out!

  • Check out our Community Bulletin Board to learn about the great opportunities going on in the Region - most FREE. Now Available: lots of Jobs | Clothing Giveaway | Free Food | Aftershool Programs | Legal Assistance | Scholarships | lots of Fun Things going on!

  • IPI is ON THE AIR! Did you know IPI used to have a radio program on WGVE? Well, now you can listen in on the shenanigans at UPTR, that is, Urban Parenting Talk Radio. And let us know what you think...

  • Class is NOW in Session...
       Click on the links below to find out more:

    • Zero Tolerance: improving school attendance through parenting education
      (October 27, 2014 - December 22, 2014)

    • B2E Parenting Course: IPI's foundational parenting skills curriculum
      (October 1, 2014 - November 5, 2014)

    • Parents Recovering Rebuilding: for parents recovering from substance abuse
      (October 21, 2014 - January 6, 2015)

  • Our Cultural Competence (CC) Workshops are back!

    But this time, with a twist: For our 2014-2015 workshop sessions, each Dialogue will address a specific theme and skill within the CC continuum. That way, you have the option to either attend all of the workshops or the workshop specific to your CC interest. Click on the pic to the left for more info.

    Each workshop is 2.0 contact hours and you get a Certificate of Participation for each workshop you take. We look forward to having you in one or more of our CC workshops.

    And did we tell you: They're FREE for family service providers affiliated with Geminus Community Partners. But space is limited, and the Dialogues do fill up quickly, so RSVP...

  • What an HONOR!
    IPI is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $1000 grant from the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation.

    In the letter we received notifying us of this honor, the Foundation's Board stated:
    "Your application impressed the Board due to your focus on the elements of the Foundation’s mission on which it was founded. What you do is directly in line with what we are wanting to support and encourage. Well done!"

    THANK YOU soooo much for this honor and recognition! And thank you to all of the wonderful families we serve, and to the community partners with whom we work. We share this honor with all of you!

  • Gary Lighthouse Charter School (GLCS) is happy to announce a new partnership with Indiana Parenting Institute. The Indiana Parenting Institute (IPI) offers parents essential, useful and livable educational opportunities that address the social and developmental needs of children birth to eighteen years. IPI will be establishing an onsite full service parent and family support center on the Gary Lighthouse Upper Academy campus at 1775 W. 41st Avenue, Gary.
    This partnership between the Indiana Parenting Institute and Lighthouse Academies of Northwest Indiana will provide our families with support that will significantly impact our scholars ability to be successful academically and emotionally. At Lighthouse, we are committed to supporting and serving the whole family. This parent support center will be an important next step toward truly meeting the needs of who we serve.

    Jeremy Williams

    Regional Vice President, Northwest Indiana

  • Click on above to see our parents' Stories of Hope...

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If you are a

  • New Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Foster Parent
  • Single Parent
  • Teen Parent
  • Adopting
  • Co-parenting

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