The Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

is Seeking a new Executive Director

The Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health wishes to announce that our Executive Director, Steve Graci, has decided to begin an exciting new chapter in his life and will be retiring in July. We all, staff and Board of Directors, extend deep appreciation for the more than six years he has spent as our Director.
A search now begins for someone to take over leadership of the Federation. The job description is posted below, along with instructions for the application process. 

May 7-11, 2018
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
Poster Contest

The film “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” Will be shown in Mountain Home, Boise, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls.




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.


New Survey Coming Soon!   A special thanks to Question Pro for supporting the Parent Network and the Idaho Federation of Families

QuestionPro‘s is a powerful survey analytics tool and provides direct integrations with Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics.


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

 May 10th 10:00 AM MDT

“A discussion of CMH within the deaf and hard of hearing community” 

Presented by :

Steven Snow, Executive Director of the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Teresa Stivers Fritsch, Psy.S., NCSP


May 11th 10:00 AM

Child Welfare Received a Report About My Family: Now What?

Presented by:  Amanda Peña, LMSW and a Parent

Bringing two perspectives together, this webinar will provide information about Idaho Child Welfare processes and procedures as well as offer a parent’s perspective on working with child welfare social workers. It will be co-facilitated by a parent who has experience working with child welfare and a program specialist from the Idaho Child and Family Services Program




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