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Parent Education

What types of education do we provide parents?

Throughout the year we hold educational events on the YES system of care and parenting youth with mental health challenges. Topics vary according to parent’s expressed needs. Our yearly May conference has included topics on advocacy and and learning about the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs) Assessment. If you have an idea for an event, please let us know!

When are the events?

We try and sprinkle educational opportunities throughout the year. You can count an annual conference for parents during May. The best place to keep up to date with what we are offering are our monthly newsletter (join at the bottom of the page) or our events calendar. Here are a few places you might learn about prior events:

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  • Boise Brick House: Goal Planning for the School year and Comfort Food
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 6, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Come by and make a creative goal tracker for the school year & enjoy delicious comfort food such as chicken nuggets, biscuits, and Mac n cheese!

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-4:00 PM for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

  • Youth MOVE Social Support
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    September 6, 2023

    Youth MOVE Social Support is peer-led by a trained teen leader with support and supervision from a Families and Youth of Idaho staff member. This wellness group is aimed towards high schoolers who identify as neurodivergent, as well as other teens who would benefit from the group. Teens will have opportunities to practice self-advocacy, discuss mental health, and form positive social connections. Group meetings will involve lessons, discussions, and educational activities as well as recreation and games. We intend to form a tight-knit community of friends who can help each other through the transitions of adolescence and young adulthood.

    This group meets at the Boise Brick House which is located at the Families and Youth of Idaho office at 704 N 7th Street Boise ID, 83702. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    If you are interested in the group, contact the Youth Programs Coordinator Emma James at ejames@fyidaho.org

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  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 11, 2023-December 26, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 12, 2023-December 27, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • The Interagency Governance Team (IGT)
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    September 13, 2023

    The Interagency Governance Team (IGT) is responsible for collaboratively coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Jeff D. Settlement Agreement, the YES system of care. This team consists of representatives from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the Idaho State Department of Education, and the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, county detention, parents, youth, providers, and community members.

    The IGT meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Link to the agenda published 48 hours prior to the meeting.

    Agendas and minutes from these meetings are public and may be viewed, along with the Operational Guidelines and the Workgroup Charter, on the YES (Youth Empowerment Services) Website.

    Click here for IGT Agenda and Meeting info. Scroll down on the page to find this month’s agenda

  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 13, 2023-December 28, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 18, 2023-January 2, 2024
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 19, 2023-January 3, 2024
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 20, 2023-January 4, 2024
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

  • Youth MOVE Social Support
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    September 20, 2023

    Youth MOVE Social Support is peer-led by a trained teen leader with support and supervision from a Families and Youth of Idaho staff member. This wellness group is aimed towards high schoolers who identify as neurodivergent, as well as other teens who would benefit from the group. Teens will have opportunities to practice self-advocacy, discuss mental health, and form positive social connections. Group meetings will involve lessons, discussions, and educational activities as well as recreation and games. We intend to form a tight-knit community of friends who can help each other through the transitions of adolescence and young adulthood.

    This group meets at the Boise Brick House which is located at the Families and Youth of Idaho office at 704 N 7th Street Boise ID, 83702. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    If you are interested in the group, contact the Youth Programs Coordinator Emma James at ejames@fyidaho.org

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  • YES Program Stakeholder Engagement meeting
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    September 25, 2023

    The Medicaid YES Program team will be holding a monthly public YES Program Stakeholder Engagement meeting. YES Program team members will be available to discuss the requirements of the 1915(i) State Plan Amendment (SPA) that created the YES Program and answer questions surrounding those requirements for families and youth, YES premium implementation, and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) and Medicaid Protection unwinding.

    To see upcoming meeting dates and times please visit Townhall Idaho – Public Meetings. At the top of the page, you can search for YES and find a list of all upcoming scheduled meeting dates and times through September of 2023. A few weeks prior to each meeting the department will send invites to a group of listed stakeholders. If you would like to be added to that list please email Jenna.Tetrault@dhw.idaho.gov.

    If you would like to join in person please email YesProgram@dhw.idaho.gov so we can add you to the security authorization list. The meeting will be held at the Pete T. Cenarrusa (PTC) building downtown conference room 3A (450 West State Street, Boise, Idaho 83720)

  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 25, 2023-January 9, 2024
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • FYI The Complexities of Residential
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 26, 2023

    This group will support parents who have a youth in residential care or approved for residential care.
    Join us on the 4th Tues of the month. Please register for the 2nd Tues of the month meeting as well if you are able to make it.

    Register here

  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 26, 2023-January 10, 2024
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • Coffee Chat: Parent Voice
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 27, 2023

    Parents and caregivers discuss their experiences with the YES (Youth Empowerment Services) and find support for challenges they are facing.

    Join other parents on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12 MST.

    Register here

  • Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    September 27, 2023-January 11, 2024
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM. High Schoolers are welcome to join us for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • FAM (Family Advocacy Meeting)
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 28, 2023

    Families interested in learning more about the YES system of care and ways to become involved are welcome to join this public meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month.

    Each month we will hear from a program, resource partner, agency, or service of the YES system of care to learn more about how they impact YOU – our Youth and Families using YES- and how they can help you carry the load of dealing with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or mental health issues for yourself or a family member. State H&W Reps for the YES system also attend FAM.

    If you would like an email invite, please contact Wendy Margolis at Wendy.Margolis@dhw.idaho.gov or FYIdaho at info@fyidaho.org

     

     

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FYIdaho serves parents and caregivers of youth with mental health challenges through direct support and education.

Youth MOVE Idaho (YMI), a chapter of Youth MOVE National serves youth through programs that focus on peer to peer support and advocacy.