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What is YES

Youth Empowerment Services

What is YES

YES (Youth Empowerment Services) is Idaho’s children’s mental health system of care which helps families access services and supports for their children with serious emotional disturbance (SED). The YES system of care also creates meaningful partnerships between families, youth, providers, and public agencies to address the youth’s specific needs. YES aims to use a youth and family-centered, team-based, and strengths-focused approach for early identification, treatment planning, and implementation of mental health care in order to help them function better at home, in school, and in the community.

You can expect:

  • Engagement — Youth and families are actively involved in the creation and implementation of their coordinated care plan.
  • Assessment — Information about the youth and family is gathered to create a meaningful coordinated care plan.
  • Care Planning & Implementation — The coordinated care plan identifies appropriate services and supports and how families and youth access them.
  • Teaming — Youth and families are able to collaborate with providers and community partners to create their coordinated care plan.
  • Monitoring & Adapting — The services and supports in the coordinated care plan are evaluated and updated as needed.
  • Transition — Type of services, frequency of use, and levels of care change as the youth and family’s needs change

YES Parent Workbook: A tool to help your family during the Child and Family Team or Wraparound process

YES Parent Workbook

YES Youth Workbook: A tool to help you tell others what you need during the Child and Family Team or Wraparound process

YES Youth Workbook

YES practice Manual- an in depth look at YES and the services provided

YES Manual

Are you wondering how YES programs might help your family?

YES 101

Download this graphic to help you understand the process of accessing services

Pathways to getting started with YES

Are you ready to get started access YES?

Get Started with YES

Family Support line: Call us if you need help navigating the YES system of care

Family Support Line