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Raising mental health awareness among students and our community, and fostering interest in scientific research and the fields of mental health, are important to us. That’s why the Indiana Counseling Association and Porter-Starke Services have partnered to launch the Community Awareness, Research, and Education (CARE) Project.

For this initiative, students from middle school, high school, undergraduate programs, and graduate programs complete original independent research on topics related to mental health issues. Research may be completed for a class or as an extracurricular activity.

To assist teachers and students, we have compiled a Resource Guide. It includes: a timeline for completing each step of the research process; resources for students doing experiments; resources for teachers whose students are doing research for class; and resources for parents about how to get involved.

Students with completed research are invited to present their work at the Indiana Counseling Association’s annual conference; all conference registration fees are waived! Don't miss this opportunity to present to peers, graduate students, professors, and professionals in the field!

The 2017 conference was on Friday, May 5, in Columbus, IN at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Check out the research submissions received and see our conference presentations below!

Read about the success of our first year, check out our Resource Guide, and prepare for next year’s conference! Each year, our conference registration form and research submission form are emailed to our contacts. Complete the Contact Form to learn more about the CARE Project and receive updates on upcoming opportunities!

Contact Us with questions.

 2017 CARE Project Submissions