Welcome to the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) website. Here you will find information on the ongoing collaborative effort to implement a new system of care for Idaho children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project has been authorized by the Department of Health & Welfare to accomplish this work.
This website will continue to grow as the Project continues, and will contain helpful information for children and families, community stakeholders,
providers, and anyone who would like to participate in reforming Idaho’s system of care for providing children's mental health services. Idaho’s new system of care will be:
- coordinated, and
Jeff D. Class Action Lawsuit: 1980 -
Formal Mediation: September, 2013 - December, 2014
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project Plan: September, 2016
Children’s Mental Health System of Care: May, 2020