Steve’s News Blast January 2014

January 2014 Last Blast I talked a bit about the Medicaid Redesign or Expansion option available to Idaho and our hope that it would be taken up at this session of the legislature. Since then, Governor Otter has presented his state of the state address. With respect to the Medicaid Option in his speech, he […]

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Steve’s News Blast from December

On behalf of the Federation board and staff, I offer our fondest wish to you and your family for a Happy Holiday and great New Year! And a new year it will be with many changes and potential changes taking place in 2014 that will directly impact the Idaho children’s and adult mental health community. […]

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Steve’s News Blast from November

It is just about Thanksgiving and besides wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, I offer the following good news for which we can be thankful. The Health and Human Services Administration has released final rules for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Implementation of the Act, sponsored by Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici several […]

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Steve’s Space News Blast from August

I begin this time with the sad news that two of our  Family Support Specialists are leaving the IFFCMH family. Miriam Staffen (region 5) and Mark Gunning (region 6) are two wonderful human beings who will be more than difficult to replace. We are searching for parents willing to take up the banner for us in those regions, especially in […]

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Steve’s Space News Blast from April

There is no doubt that awareness of mental health has increased throughout the country over the past few months. It is unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to increase our awareness of one of the most perplexing illnesses faced by millions of adults and young people.   And although a national conversation is happening, it is […]

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Steve’s Space News Blast from March

Lots to talk about this Blast so I          hope you will take a close look at all the information it  contains.              On May 10th, a Community Resource Fair, featuring numerous organizations and agencies will be held at Carrington College.    There will be plenty of information provided by all participating  groups and organizations that may be helpful to […]

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Steve’s Space | February Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health’s Newsblast

  In the previous Newsblast, I spoke about the massacre in Newtown and expressed our condolences to the families there for their terrible loss and the need for increasing mental health services from an early age to adulthood, as well as strengthening systems of care through consistent collaboration of all stakeholders. Over the course of […]

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From The Executive Director

Finally, after waiting so long, the Holidays are upon us.  On behalf of all of us at the Federation, I extend our fond wishes for a joyous season to you all.  At the same time it is not possible to think about this season without also thinking about the recent horrendous events in Newtown Ct. […]

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