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Research has shown that positive mental health and well-being is influenced by nurturing relationships, positive experiences, and healthy environments.  The Family and Youth Institute believes that we can promote these qualities in our families and communities by conducting research on factors that impact and promote positive mental health, educating and engaging individuals and families, and by empowering change in communities.

Towards this effort, our research priorities at The Family and Youth Institute aim to strengthen American Muslim youth and their families through four key areas:

1) Positive Youth Development

2) Healthy Marriages

3) Effective Parenting

4) Mental Health and Well-Being

Click on the links above to learn more about our current and past research projects within these four focus areas. You can read our reports and publications, learn more about the methodology, and see the vibrant and diverse work of The Family and Youth Institute team.