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

Idaho Federation of Families invites you to a free Zoom Parent Webinar.
When: Mar 19, 2019 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 5 Ways To Say No To One-Size Extended School Year Services

Did you know that Extended School Year Services (ESY) need to be individualized?

Would you like to know how to advocate for something different than what the district offers for ESY?

Get prepared for spring IEP meetings when the subject of Extended School Year Services is brought up.

Come find out what the Idaho regulations say about how a student qualifies for ESY. HINT: The IEP team needs to consider more than just if your child loses a lot of their skills over vacation (regression) and if it takes them more than a reasonable amount of time to re-learn those skills (recoupment). There are other factors that also must be considered.

Let’s make sure If your child is eligible for ESY that they get the services and supports they need this summer!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Speaker:

Charmaine Thaner (Advocate, Parent Trainer, Public Speaker, Collaborative Special Education Advocacy, LLC )