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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, and college undergraduate will 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 will be on Friday, May 5, in Columbus, IN at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Please contact us if you have any questions. Transportation from Northwest Indiana to the conference is available if needed from Porter-Starke Services.

Read about the success of our first year, check out our Resource Guide, and sign up to present using our Conference Registration Form! Registration is due April 7, 2017. New this year: participants must fill out our Research Submission Form to be considered a CARE Project participant. This is due May 5, 2017.

Complete the Contact Form to learn more about the CARE Project and receive updates on this year's conference!

Contact Us with questions.