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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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Announcements

  • Did you know that in certain areas, only 1 in 300 children own a book?
    Join IPI and the entire community in a commitment to put a book in the hands of a Hoosier child in every home in Gary. For education does not happen without the ability to read.

    On Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 11AM, put on your organization's, school's, or family reunion t-shirt and bring your crew to Gleason Park and take a lap out of illiteracy by joining Laps for Literacy.

    Lap donations start at $1 per lap. Donations will be used to purchase new and used reading materials and to create community Reading Rooms in community organizations in service to families. All books are free to children and their families.

    For more information, click on the photo above.

  • 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.

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

  • Thank you NIPSCO!
    NIPSCO, in their continual efforts to support the communities they serve, contributed $7000 towards helping families in Gary. Thank you Eddie Melton for presenting Indiana Parenting Institute with this honor, and know that we will use it to promote family well-being and improved quality of life for the families we serve.

  • 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


  • Congratulations Project Rebuild, an IPI partner. The NWI Times reported on June 18 that Lake County Juvenile Judge Thomas Stefaniak, Jr. wants similar truancy programs countywide, and that the court hopes to model a countywide program after the one the Gary schools and city court now use. Interest in Project Rebuild has also been expressed by Fort Wayne and South Bend. We couldn't be prouder to be part of such a great initiative! For more information on Project Rebuild, click here.

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  • Class is NOW in session...
    (click on the links below to find out more):

    • Zero Tolerance: improving school attendance through parenting education
      (August 18, 2014 - October 17, 2014)
    • B2E Parenting Course: IPI's foundational parenting skills curriculum
      (July 30, 2014 - September 3, 2014)
    • Parents Recovering Rebuilding: for parents recovering from substance abuse
      (August 5, 2014 - September 23, 2014)
    • SHYNE: school-based Dropout Prevention Program
      (TBA)

  • SHYNE: Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today
    Are you affiliated with a Gary-based public or charter elementary or middle school currently being challenged with disruptive classrooms and/or high levels of detentions/suspensions/expulsions? SHYNE, IPI's parent engagement and school dropout prevention program that targets late elementary and middle schoolers, may just be the solution you've been looking for... And it's free to you, thanks to funding from the Legacy Foundation. Click on the photo for more information.


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

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  • Foster Parent
  • Single Parent
  • Teen Parent
  • Adopting
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