- 02May 2, 2023
FYI Complex Diagnosis
This group is for those who are interested in learning about the complexities of mental health and developmental disabilities.
- 09May 9, 2023
FYI The Complexities of Residential
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.
- 09May 9, 2023
CMHA: PhotoVoice Art Gallery at the Boise Brick House
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is held every year during the first week of May (National Mental Health Awareness Month) — is a national campaign that raises awareness and funds to promote better mental health for children.
PhotoVoice is a method of research where participants develop prompts and take photographs to represent their responses to the prompts. With support from students at the College of Idaho, FYIdaho teens developed prompts about youth mental health. Teens across Idaho submitted photos.
The Boise Brick House is hosting a PhotoVoice gallery on Tuesday, May 11th between 2:45-5:30pm. Teens, families, teachers, and community partners are invited to appreciate their art! Flying M cookies and Lemon Tree lemonade will be provided. 🙂
- 10May 10, 2023
The Interagency Governance Team (IGT)
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
- 17May 17, 2023
Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to make your voice heard. Coffee Chats provide a format for parents to make their success and concerns known. There is often a topic for the month, but we welcome all conversations.
- 17May 17, 2023
YES Program Stakeholder Engagement meeting
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)
- 25May 25, 2023
FAM (Family Advocacy Meeting)
The FAM meeting is for families and advocates of those with youth, or working with youth, that have mental health challenges, use the YES Medicaid program, or could potentially be eligible for YES, including foster kids!
This is a monthly meeting to hear youth voice, and get more info on some of the State run or contracted resources and helps out there for these families, advocates and youth. 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.
The website www.aplacetoshine.org for all things FAM! Here you, or anyone else, can find ALL the links, the downloadable flyer, take the survey, see the agenda and even review the draft minutes from the last meeting.
If you would like an email invite, please contact Bryan, Sally (Sally.Bryan@dhw.idaho.gov)