Keep the Ball Rolling for Children’s Mental Health


Parent Voice Survey – A project of the Parent Network

The goal of this and future surveys will be to gather opinions and stories from parents of mentally ill children around the state so that your voices can also be heard. Together we can help create the system of care that our children need.

We ask that parents in Idaho with children diagnosed with a mental illness take a moment to fill out the survey and have their voices heard.

Please complete the following questions so that we may take your information directly to those who are working to create a better system for all of us and our children.



The implementation of the Jeff D Settlement has transitioned into YES – Youth Empowerment Services. Check out the new webpage that provides information about the Children’s Mental Health Reform (CMHR) Project which is developing a new system of care for Idaho children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).






Webinar Series

 July Webinars

July 12th 10:00 AM MDT

Principles of Care

Presented by:
April Auker, LCSW
Stacey Nelson – Parent Network

Attendees will learn about the principles of care, the practice model, and Child and Family Team within the YES system of care and how these impact your child’s care.


July 17th  10:00 AM MDT

 What to Expect with Coordination of Care

Presented by:
Jennifer Barnett, LCSW

Attendees will learn what to expect when they meet with the Person-Centered Planning (PCP) facilitator to develop the PCP and what to expect with coordinated care delivery within the YES system of care.



Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a family-run nonprofit organization that actively promotes and seeks solutions for mental health well being for our children and youth. We work with government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations for the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families. We are a chapter of the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.

shutterstock_107801486Federation support is always free of cost; we work hard to provide information and referral, informal support, education and advocacy to families. Read More
shutterstock_112984447   Youth M.O.V.E National is a youth led national organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare Read More