College of Professional Studies

Director







Alice Jordan-Miles
260.481.4184
jordana@pfw.edu

Purdue University Fort Wayne Behavioral Health & Family Studies Institute

Director

Alice Jordan-Miles, M.S.Ed.
Purdue University Fort Wayne 
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Neff B50-S
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805


Phone:  260-481-4184
E-mail:  jordana@pfw.edu

Purdue University Fort Wayne 
Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute


Center of Excellence

The institute focuses on issues that relate to the prevention of behavioral dysfunction and the restoration of mental health functioning across the life span within an individual, family, and community context with the goal of increasing the quality of life for the citizens of northeast Indiana.

The Institute is modeled after the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute and enhances the quality of life in the region by:

  • Providing leadership to the northeast Indiana community in concerns related to behavioral health and family studies.
  • Offering professional training to behavioral health and family services providers.
  • Providing a central source of information related to behavioral health and family studies topics for the citizens of northeastern Indiana.
  • Encouraging high school students, college students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other scientists to pursue careers in behavioral health and family studies fields.
  • Collaborating with other Purdue Fort Wayne Centers of Excellence to provide northeastern Indiana human service and government agencies consultation, needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation.

Mission

The mission of the Purdue University Fort Wayne Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute is to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary center offering leadership for community concerns related to behavioral health and family studies and providing professional education, community training, professional practice experience, consultation, research, and dissemination of knowledge related to behavioral health and family studies topics.

Community Outreach

The Behavioral Health Institute is committed to working with the community on projects that enhance mental health and decrease health disparities. The Institute coordinates the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition (ISPC) and Empowered! Minds.