Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a mental health system of care designed with your child and family in mind. If your child is under 18, is a resident of Idaho, and has a mental health diagnosis that impacts their ability to participate in family, school or community activities, YES may be able to help.
The YES system of care was created to make mental health treatment more family centered. Parents are viewed as experts on their child and respected as an equal part of the treatment team. As a parent, you have the ability to participate in treatment planning with your child, so you can help identify what your child's coordinated care plan looks like, who is involved, what therapies to use, and how to measure success.
The FAQ's linked below answer some common questions about the YES system of care. If you have questions that are not answered on this page, take a moment to look at more of the YES website, or check out the Guide to YES: A Practice Manual which explains the YES system of care in detail.
If your child is having a mental health emergency, or your think that they are in danger, please call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency room. If your child is considering suicide or they need to talk, they can CALL or TEXT 208-393-4347 (HELP) - Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Quick Start Guide
Youth Mental Health Checklist for Families
Guide to YES: A Practice Manual
CANS for Families - Video
DBH Complaint and Concern Process - PDF
Concern and Complaint Form