Steve’s Space I’m so glad to hear that we will no longer be concerned about breaking the law every time we sing Happy Birthday. Yes, no more royalty payments due that go unpaid, Happy Birthday will soon be in the public domain. I am also glad to hear that very soon respite care funds […]
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Steve’s Space In a very short NewsBlast, I offer a short but heartfelt wish from all our staff and board members that you have a most Joyous Holiday and Prosperous New Year! With a new year in mind, I wish to note that a program I mentioned several months ago, the Parent Support Partner Program […]
Steve’s Space There doesn’t seem like there is much more to say other than, Congratulations! Congratulations to the Governor signing the Jeff D agreement, the members of the Jeff D lawsuit mediation group, and all the Idaho families that will benefit as a result over the next several years. Essentially 35 years in the […]
Steve’s Space Last Blast I spoke hopefully about good things that will be occurring in the near future. Thank you to those who responded positively and those who inquired about the Emergency Respite Care project we will be launching soon. That being said, in this Blast I am a bit sad and somber. One […]
As I watch news reports about the severity of winter in so much of the country, including the east where I come from, I can’t help but feel fortunate to live in Idaho and especially Boise. It has felt like spring for most of the year so far, which I believe is a […]
Steve’s Space It is nice to see all the colors coming out in the Boise area and white on the mountain tops. Although knowing the warmth is going away and what comes next isn’t that appealing, except of course for skiers, turkeys and Santa. Well maybe not that appealing for turkeys either! But last month […]
Steve’s Space The question isn’t what to talk about but where to begin. Our Third Annual Awards Banquet and Community Conversations program will take place on October 18. Congratulations to the great children’s mental health advocates chosen to be recognized for their outstanding advocacy this year. They are: Susannah Heist (Youth), Jennifer Zielinski, Mary Lemke […]
May! Hardly said the word and we are already halfway through it. And for us, it started in April, yup, April 26th to be precise where we were joined by 14 volunteers on the Grove in Boise. Our first stint using giant green beach balls to try to promote children’s mental health happened that day […]
Spring at Last! Condolences to all our friends throughout the country still caught in winter’s grip! The snow will go away, just got to believe that even the snow will be gone at Wrigley for the Cubs opener! Believe. And now that the Idaho legislature is adjourned, it is time to believe that Medicaid Redesign […]
Steve’s Space Happy Valentine’s Day! I was thinking, wouldn’t it be great to receive a Valentine gift from our legislators in the form of their taking action to provide health care to over 100,000 Idahoans, eliminate or dramatically reduce escalating catastrophic and indigent care expenses and also open the door to reduced county property taxes? […]
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We are a statewide,
family-driven advocacy organization. We provide support and education services to families with behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs.
To provide leadership in the field of children's mental health by providing support, education, and advocacy to caregivers.
To ensure rights to all community-based services for all children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families.