Welcome to Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

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.

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For Families

Whether you are looking to connect with local resources or other local parents, receive support, access our list of respite care providers, or check out our resource library, we can help!

For Youth

Youth M.O.V.E. Idaho is made up of teenagers who want to help people understand what it is like to be a youth affected by emotional, behavioral or mental health issues in Idaho. Their goal is to teach peers, parents, providers, and others about the importance of youth voice.

Community Resources

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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).

The Parent Network

The Parent Network promotes a children’s mental health care system in Idaho where parents are viewed as valuable experts on their children, and treated as full and supported partners while having access to ­appropriate community based mental health care services and supports.

Please take the Parent Network Survey

Webinar Series

Free May Parent Webinar:
Extreme Self-Care:  Caring for Yourself as Much as You Care for Your Child

As a parent of a child with mental health concerns, you face much greater demands than other parents face on your time, attention, finances, physical and emotional energy, patience, and presence (family therapy, med checks, or IEP meetings anyone?).

You need so much more than pedicures and caramel frappuccinos with extra caramel drizzle. You need extreme self-care.

In this Webinar, you will learn

Why your self-care is imperative to your child’s well-being (surprise! It is!),

How to prioritize self-care,

Top stress management techniques,

Ways to reduce the chaos in your home life,

How to navigate the next crisis with grace and emotional stability,

How to create and implement your extreme self-care plan

Our presenter will be Teresa Heald, LCSW, MSW, B.S. Educ.

Teresa is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and partner at Behavioral Health Associates in Boise.