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The Indiana Youth Institute exists to be a catalyst for healthy youth development and for achieving statewide child success. We strive to create best practices models, provide critical resources and advocate for policies that result in positive youth outcomes.

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KIDS COUNT Radio Minutes – Fall

Listen to or download our KIDS COUNT® Minutes by clicking the links below. Thank you for your interest in these public service announcements! To request…

Indiana Youth Institute announces two new board members

New members bring grantmaking, government administration experience INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The Indiana Youth Institute is announcing new members of its board of directors: BJ Farrell, of Newburgh, and Amanda…

Indiana ranks 29th in nation for child well-being

KIDS COUNT Data Book® provides comprehensive annual report on child well-being in the United States INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Indiana ranks 29th in the nation for…

Every Month Should be Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Tami Silverman, President & CEO, Indiana Youth Institute April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and 2019 is the year Indiana must take significant additional…

The Benefit of Caring for the Whole Child

By Tami Silverman, President & CEO, Indiana Youth Institute  “When I was a child…” We all have likely said this, wrapping ourselves in nostalgia about…

How to help children enjoy the Holidays

By Tami Silverman, President & CEO, Indiana Youth Institute What’s not to love about the Holidays – school vacation, extra cookies and treats, and of…

Healthy kids key to Indiana’s future

Indiana’s children face many significant health issues, with our opioid crisis and an alarming increase in nicotine use being two of the most urgent.

Indiana’s Young Adult Parents and Their Kids Need a Boost

New Casey Foundation report illuminates needs and barriers facing Indiana’s young parents and their children. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s 84,000 young adult parents face hurdles to…