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Board of Directors

 Michaele P Dunlap, PsyD

Christine Glenn, PhD

Katherine M Leonard, PhD

Michael G Conner, PsyD

Patsy Cobb

Kevin Rea


Collins Hemingway

Scott Bedbury

Marc Miller MD


501 c 3 Non-Profit
Tax Id# 91-1777183


Mentor Research Institute
is a non-profit educational and research organization with a focus on mental health for youth and families; homelessness, effective intervention, public and professional education.


Continuing Professional Education
Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.



"Know Your Teen"
MRI in collaboration with Combined Communications, Inc. are sponsoring the "Know your Teen" campaign. Starting in November 2005, Combined Communications' radio stations will run Ads and editorialize adolescent mental health issues and promote StepOne for Parents as a comprehensive resource for parents of youth at risk. The program will support screening, parent seminars and referral to professional and community services for Central Oregon.

Adolescent, Child and Family Referral Program
MRI is providing free referral assistance to parents who participate in StepOne screenings and parent seminars. This program will also be used in conjunction with the "know Your Teen" campaign.

StepOne Online
MRI seeks research and service delivery collaborations and financial support to develop, test and refine service delivery models for StepOne for Parents and StepOne for Teens.

Flood Recovery Coloring Book and Parent Guide
MRI created a coloring book to help children and families effectively address the mental and emotional consequence of floods. This book has been used effectively in two previous disasters and is available to help the families affected by Hurricane Katrina and Rita. You will need adobe acrobat reader

Internet Mental Health Consumer Information and Protection
MRI was among the first organizations to explore the Web as resource to support consumers and referral to professional services. MRI is a recognized national resource in specific domains of consumer protection.

Oregon Internet Resources
Finding mental health resources on the Internet can be difficult and time consuming; www.OregonCounseling.org is a good place to start with resources and links for mental health consumers in Oregon.

National Parent and Family Resources
In 1998, MRI began creating a series of websites to support families and individuals in crisis.  MRI Internet information resources have been recognized nationally by the media and they remain the only resources of their kind.

Homeless Families and Youth
MRI provides projects involving direct service to homeless families and children.

Professional Education and Training Projects
The objective of educating families about changes in mental health services delivery led MRI to create programs to educate professionals as well.