A model for community transformation


The Parenting Institute is a consulting organization founded to provide communities with a preventive model for family mental health.

The model reverses many common assumptions and practices including the notion that only “at risk” parents or children will face serious emotional challenges in development and that the best parents are those that do not require help with child rearing.

The assumption of the P.I. model is that ALL parents have emotional challenges with children- it goes with the territory and is normal- and the BEST parents are those who go after the support, knowledge and skills it takes to deal with such issues at the earliest possible time in their development.

The model is designed to augment the current pediatric health model for children’s physical health with a parallel resource to protect their children’s emotional and behavioral health as a normal expectation of parenting.

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