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GUIDE TO YES PRACTICE MANUAL UPDATED - Thursday, August 08, 2019

Version 2 of the YES Practice Manual is now available in English on the YES website. The updated manual includes a new Getting Started with YES infographic, additional services and programs and other changes made to YES since the manual was published in February 2019. Change History on page V, after the Getting Started with YES graphic, lists changes and additions and where to find them in the guide. The YES Practice manual is a comprehensive guide for youth, families and providers on all the different parts of the YES system of care. It is available as an online e-book, and as a pdf that can be downloaded in English and Spanish. Note: Changes to the Practice Manual are undergoing translation -- Version 2 of the Practice Manual in Spanish will be available soon.

 
GETTING STARTED WITH YES MADE SIMPLE - Monday, July 15, 2019

Getting Started with YES guides families on the initial steps to take to in determining if a child or youth may benefit from mental health services and what steps to take next. Go to the Getting Started with YES page to see the guide and download resources.

 
WRAPAROUND INFORMATION FOR PROVIDERS - Monday, July 15, 2019

Youth Empowerment Services has created a short overview on Wraparound for providers and care coordinators. Learn what Wraparound is, how it impacts your work and how to refer a family that might be a good fit for Wraparound in the Wraparound for Providers At a Glance handout (pdf).

 
YES QUALITY ASSURANCE REPORT #10 NOW AVAILABLE - Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Quality Management Improvement and Accountability (QMIA) Quarterly Report Issue 10 covers the period of January 1 - March 31, 2019. The report focuses on statewide and regional information on the children's mental health system of care in Idaho in the areas of CANS conducted, YES eligibility criteria, workforce development and more. Access July 2019 QMIA Quarterly Report here. Previous reports are also available on the Reports and Updates page.
 
CMH SCREENER TOOL NOW ONLINE - Tuesday, July 02, 2019

On July 1st, Youth Empowerment Services launched an online tool that healthcare providers, probation officers, mental health providers and others can use to help identify youth with unmet mental health needs. The screener is based on the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths tool, but is much shorter and takes about 15 minutes to complete.  A link to the screener, instructions and a schedule of weekly Q&A sessions to learn more are posted on the new Healthcare Provider page in the Provider section of this site.

 
RIGHTS AND RESOLUTIONS QUARTERLY REPORT AVAILABLE - Monday, June 24, 2019

In order to continually improve the Youth Empowerment Services system of care, the Quality Management Improvement and Accountability team monitors youth and family concerns or complaints on getting information, access, service appropriateness, service effectiveness, and quality. The newly released report documents complaints and appeals received January 1 - March 31, 2019. Access the June 2019 Rights and Resolutions Report here or through the link to Reports and Updates on the Resources and Training page.

 
CHANGES TO ICANS SSN REQUIREMENT - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Effective June 10, 2019, changes to the ICANS system now allow any ICANS user to create a record within the system using all zeros (000-00-0000) as the Social Security Number (SSN) without having to contact the ICANS Helpdesk. For details, download the Division of Behavioral Health's ICANS changes memo here, or visit the ICANS website.

 
YES 1ST QUARTER 2019 GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS REPORT - Thursday, May 23, 2019

An overview of YES goals and accomplishments report is now available. This one page document provides a high level look at what's next for YES and what we have accomplished quarterly. It is produced four times per year. Read the Goals and Accomplishments Report - April. 2019 here.

 
FIRST YES RIGHTS & RESOLUTION REPORT NOW AVAILABLE - Monday, March 11, 2019

The first quarterly Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Rights and Resolutions report, which covers October - December 2018, is available online.The purpose of this report is to monitor youth and family concerns or complaints relating to informing, access, service appropriateness, service effectiveness, and quality. The report contains information as reported by each YES Partner Agency. Download the January 2019 Rights and Resolutions Report here, or visit the Reports and Updates page to access this report and others.

 
YES MANUAL de PRACTICAS PDF ONLINE - Sunday, March 10, 2019

The YES Practice Manual in Spanish, Manual de pr├ícticas, is now available on the About YES,  Practice Manual page. A Spanish language e-book is in development and will be available in the Spring.

 
YES QUARTERLY GOALS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS AVAILABLE - Friday, February 08, 2019

An overview of YES goals and accomplishments report is now available. This one page document provides a high level look at what's next for YES and what we have accomplished quarterly. It is produced four times per year. Read the Goals and Accomplishments Report - Jan. 2019 here.

 
GET UPDATES ON YES IN YOUR INBOX - SIGN UP TODAY! - Monday, September 17, 2018

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