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Get to know YES
The YES Practice Manual is a handbook for youth, families, and providers on the different parts of the YES system of care. If you are interested in exploring services and supports this begins on p. 34.

CANS Assessment
The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a communications tool that helps families tell their stories in a way that is used to identify unmet needs and areas of strength for the child and their unique family system.

Wraparound
Wraparound is a care coordination process intended to help youth who may be at risk for needing more intense and restrictive services, including out of home placements. It is also intended to help youth who are transitioning home from more intense and restrictive services.

YES Youth Workbook
This workbook is designed to help you organize your thoughts about who you are and what you want. As you start working on your very own coordinated care plan, you have the chance to tell all of the people who will help you what you like, what you want to avoid, and how you want to work towards your goals.

YES Family Workbook
This workbook is designed to help you organize your thoughts and ideas before starting the coordinated care planning process with your child and family, including preparing for your Child and Family Team meetings or the Wraparound process. Please write all over this workbook, draw on it, add notes, and make it yours. You can always print more copies, or add more pages if you need more room.

Crisis and Safety Plan Video
A short video talking about crisis and safety plans

Crisis and Safety Planning
A useful document to help you begin to think through crisis and safety plan creation.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

YES (Youth Empowerment Services): YES is a system of care for youth in Idaho under 18 who may benefit from mental health support. YES uses a youth and family-centered, team-based, and strengths focused approach for early identification, treatment planning, and implementation of mental health care.

Parent Network: This volunteer organization created by parents and for parents of children with mental health concerns.

Idaho Antitrafficking Coalition: You can text or call this number and find a case manager.

Idaho Parents Unlimited: IPUL supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.

NAMI Idaho
National Alliance on Mental Illness Idaho- Find your local chapter.

Idaho Legislature

Idaho Anti-trafficking Coalition

Northwest PANDAS/PANS Network (NWPPN)

A local non-profit serving children diagnosed with PANDAS/PANS and their families. PANDAS/PANS are post-infectious neuroinflammatory disorders that cause a normally functioning child to have an abrupt onset of of psychiatric symptoms, eating restrictions and/or tics. Visit their website to learn how 1 in 200 children are affected by these disorders.

211 Careline (a free, statewide, community information and referral service which is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)

Wright Yellow pages for kids: (find a variety of services throughout Idaho)

Bright by Text: text IDAHOFAMILY to 274448 free age appropriate tips and activities for parents of young children

Family Advocates:

Parents as Teachers

Bright By Text

Department of Education – Special Education

Special education manual

Idaho Parents Unlimited IPUL supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.