Services and Supports Overview


The new Youth Empowerment Services system of care offers an array of services to address the needs of children and youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED). As YES becomes fully implemented, 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 through a coordinated and collaborative effort.

More community-based services are being 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 provides 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. 

New Medicaid Reimbursable Services added in 2018:

  • Case Consultation
  • Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
  • Child & Family Team (CFT) Interdisciplinary team meeting
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psycho-education


Services Updated to comply with the Principles of Care and Practice Model:

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment (CDA) 
  • Medication Management
  • Psych/Neuro Testing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Respite Care
  • Skills Building/Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS)
  • Treatment Planning


Details on these services and supports are available on the Optum Idaho website's Resources & Tools webpage.

Additional services and supports are scheduled to be available beginning June 30, 2019.