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Join Us for the Second Annual Gratitude Gala

The Family Institute at Northwestern University is hosting a Gratitude Gala on May 8, 2024 to support the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic

The Family Institute at Northwestern University invites you to join us for the second annual Gratitude Gala on May 8, 2024. This fundraising event will feature a fireside chat with honoree Ben Zobrist, a silent auction, a raffle, cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres and food stations, entertainment and more. All proceeds will benefit The Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic, which provides free mental and behavioral therapy services for individuals, couples and families …

Participate in a Paid Study: Couple Adaptation to Periods of Unemployment

We are seeking couples for a research study at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. We are interested in studying how unemployment impacts romantic relationships and people’s individual well-being, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three New Sub Teams Added to The Family Institute

Adult Trauma, Emerging Adults and Sexuality

The Family Institute has launched three new teams within our clinical practice: Trauma, Emerging Adults and Sexuality. This structure allows our clinicians to focus their expertise on specific areas of behavioral health, which enhances the quality of care for our clients. Learn more about each sub team:

Join Us for the Parent Coaching and Support for School-Aged Children Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, February 7 at 12:00pm CT for the Parent Coaching and Support for School-Aged Children webinar.

Register for the Winter 2024 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Series

Karla Hargrove, M.A., LPC is back for another virtual 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) series. During the series, you'll learn mindfulness-based skills that can change your relationship with your thoughts, feelings, and pain. Our program focuses on guiding participants in mindfulness meditation. This will include mindful eating, breath awareness, meditation, self-awareness, proactive ways to approach stress and mindful yoga, aimed at all ability levels.

Join Us for the Holiday Stress & Wellness Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00pm CT for the Holiday Stress & Wellness webinar.

The Inner Healing Through Grief and Loss Webinar Recording is Now Available

If you missed our recent Circle of Knowledge event, you can now view the recording of the Inner Healing Through Grief and Loss webinar.

The Family Institute Commemorates World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2023

This World Mental Health Day, we want to remind you that you are not alone. According to the 2023 State of Mental Health in America Report, in the United States alone, twenty-one percent of adults are grappling with their mental health. Mental health struggles affect millions of individuals and families worldwide, and seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

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