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Igniting a movement to elevate family well-being

At the Institute for Family, we believe family is the foundation for healthy children and strong communities. So, when families are at their strongest, everyone benefits. Therefore, we are part of a growing movement to promote family well-being, ensuring all families have the opportunities they need to thrive. Our approach →

Join us in our mission as we listen to families, hear their authentic stories, and learn from their expertise. Help us create a future that strengthens and celebrates family.

REAL PEOPLE. REAL STORIES.

Being Gina

Being Gina

Being Gina is a film by Radha Mehta produced by Institute for Family. Listen to a mother’s journey to finding self-worth and reconnecting with family after experiencing the removal of her children and overcoming substance use disorder.

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The Time to Step Up

The Time to Step Up

A young, single father opens his home to a cousin in-need and builds a unique family. Trestan was only 24 years old when he found out his 11-year-old cousin Tyreal was living in a group home. Sometimes in life you are confronted with the challenge of deciding how you will stand for your family.

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Check out our new podcast with Institute for Family director Matt Anderson. Listen to stories and conversations that recognize transformation of the child welfare system starts with seeing families for who they truly are.

Streaming everywhere, including your favorite podcast platform

The Unlearning of Child Welfare

2-PART WEBINAR SERIES

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Families

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How investing in families starts with shifting perspectives challenging traditions, and imagining bold solutions

FROM PLACE TO PLACE

This award-winning film follows Mandy and Raif as they age out of America’s foster care system and impact the system that raised them. For access to this inspiring film, subscribe to our mailing list and watch the full documentary on our website.

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