Whether you are looking for support for placement, counseling, Medicaid, IEP’s, or other services, we can help. Our Family Support Specialists are key resources families utilize when working with the Federation.
Families and service providers acquainted with issues in children’s mental health frequently recognize the strong need and lack of respite care providers as one of the largest gaps in services for both themselves and others.
Families of children in Idaho with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders identified a need for a statewide family organization so that their voices would be heard and their needs met. The Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Inc. was incorporated July 1, 1999 to provide an opportunity for families to work with all groups and individuals who wished to improve the lives of these children.
To provide leadership in the field of children’s mental health by providing support and advocacy to all families to ensure the rights to community-based services for all children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families.
Parents/caregivers benefit from the opportunity to come together with other parents that share the journey of raising children with mental health challenges. These gathering can provide support, information and networking. If you would like to meet other parents/caregivers in your community lets us know.