The Institute For Families is a non-profit organization that educates health care professionals on the need for early-in-life, thorough eye examinations. The mission of the Institute is to provide counseling, support, information and advocacy to families when there has been a diagnosis of cancer or other diseases that may impact vision.
Support • Hope • Information • Advocacy
Since 1987, Institute For Families has offered counseling and support to families who are facing the devastating diagnosis of cancer or other diseases that may impact vision in their child. Institute For Families is there for every member of the family during the many difficult days, weeks and months of treatment.
Through multilingual consultation and family therapy, we provide skilled professional assistance to enable a family to cope with the news that their child has a serious diagnosis. Families in crisis need infomation and many times do not know where to find it. We publish journal articles, books, videos, newsletters and training materials all designed to provide easy-to-understand suggestions and coping strategies.
In addition to helping families, Institute For Families provides in-service training programs for physicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals. Our goal is to enhance their understanding of the issues affecting families and to improve their communication with patients in need of emotional support.