Services and Supports Overview


The new Youth Empowerment Services system of care will offer a comprehensive array of services to address the needs of children and youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED). Through a coordinated and collaborative effort, multiple child-serving agencies (e.g. Family medical providers, schools, Health and Welfare, Juvenile Justice) will work with the family to build a treatment plan around the unique needs and strengths of each child.

More community-based services will be developed to reduce the number of children and youth who enter the juvenile justice system, are placed in residential treatment programs and/or are admitted to hospitals due to their unmet mental health needs. Access to YES services will provide services to help improve the level of functioning and overall well-being of children and youth who are challenged with complex mental health disorders.

Services are being added or updated in the YES system of care in phases between 2018 - 2019. As YES moves forward, please check back on this page for a list of the services that will be included as part of the YES program.