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4 Ways to Prepare Your Resume for the New Year

Do your New Year’s resolutions include making a career change? Follow these tips to be sure your resume is career ready. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date Did you get a new phone number or move? Do you have a new email address you’re currently using? If so, does your resume reflect the change? […]


NAMI Family to Family

FROM DESPAIR and ISOLATION to HOPE and EMPOWERMENT This 11-week class is for parents, siblings, spouses, adult children, friends and significant others of persons with a serious psychiatric illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and PTSD. Wednesdays March 25 through June 3 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Adult and Child Center 8320 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46227 […]

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Support ADULT&child Center as you shop @ AmazonSmile

Adult and Child Center is very proud of the effort our clinical staff give their consumer families each day.  We have often been asked how people from our community can get involved in our mission.  Well, here is a perfectly simple way to help!  Simply link your amazon account to “Adult and Child Mental Health Center, […]


Depression – How employers can help.

The IDeA survey shows that depression has a significant impact on workplace productivity. Twenty-three percent of those surveyed reported having been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime, and 39% needed time off from work as a result of their depression. Most took around 10 days off work the last time they experienced a depressive episode. […]

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Host a Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized education and empowerment curriculum designed to reduce mental health stigma and educate citizens around identifying and engaging people who experience symptoms of mental illness.  Peer-reviewed studies published in Australia, where the program originated, show that individuals trained in the program: Grow their knowledge of signs, symptoms and […]

A&C supports 115 schools in Central Indiana

A&C Supports 115 Central Indiana Schools

Over the past 5-7 years, school districts and Community Mental Health Centers have worked very closely to better serve the behavioral health and social needs of the families and students in our community.  In recent years, evidence has demonstrated the remarkable impact early identification and intervention can have upon lifelong illnesses like mental illness.  Adult and Child […]

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Bob Dunbar retiring after 20 years at A&C; Board Appoints New CEO

Adult and Child Center’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Allen Brown to the position of Chief Executive Officer. He is succeeding Bob Dunbar, who is retiring after 20 years as CEO. Mr. Brown is currently the CEO of Unison Behavioral Health in Waycross, Georgia – an 8-county, $19M non-profit […]


A&C offers FREE myStrength membership – the health club for your mind

Adult and Child Center is very excited to announce our partnership with myStrength to help the Greater Indianapolis community better track and self-manage their mental health. A&C has supported the mental health needs of the community since 1949 and we have long believed that education and prevention are critical aspects of mental health. This technology […]

About Adult and Child Center

Adult and Child Center is 501c3 not for profit agency focused on providing high quality mental health & child welfare services across Central Indiana. We support the unique and complex needs of people who experience serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbances and we do this through a highly trained and supported staff of over 500 people. We believe the symptoms of mental illness and the results of experiencing trauma are treatable with a little extra support from qualified mental health clinicians. We are here to support the mental health and child safety needs of Indianapolis and surrounding area. Our behavioral health staff are embedded in over 100 area schools and work side by side with teachers and school staff to identify and engage children who struggle with emotional needs early in their education. We have staff embedded in area homeless shelters to focus on working with adults, children, and families who experience homelessness. We help identify those who experience mental health or substance use concerns and connect them to person centered services.

Who is eligible for services?

We offer services to anyone experiencing problems with their thoughts, feelings, or interactions with others. Services are available to children, adolescents, and adults who are having difficulty in school, with family members, or are exhibiting conduct problems perhaps due to anxiety or depression.

Common services available

Services for Children & Families: • Screening and assessment • Community-based counseling • Individual/family counseling • School based services • Therapeutic foster care • Independent living • Skills development • Medication management • Integrated primary behavioral Health care services • Person-centered services • Community based treatment teams • Senior adult services • Job Links supported employment • Illness management and recovery • Integrated dual diagnosis treatment • Wellness management programs • Medication management

What sets Adult&Child apart?

We offer access to a wide variety of accredited behavioral health services and we specialize in offering evidence-based practices which address serious mental illness in adults and serious emotional disturbance in children and adolescents. Evidence-Based Practices are methods of treatment which are supported by vast amounts of research and are proven effective.