About Children's Behavioral Health

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Children’s Mental Health (CMH) has been instrumental in the development of Youth Empowerment Services (YES), the new system of care in the state of Idaho for children with serious emotional disturbance.  In addition, CMH Regional Mental Health offices provide connections and services for children and youth without Medicaid.   

Overview

If a child has serious emotional disturbance (SED), every step toward adulthood can be an uphill climb. For families, the climb can seem overwhelming, so it's not unusual for parents of children with SED to feel alone, helpless, and uncertain about which way to turn. YES provides services and supports that increase the capacity for children with SED and their families to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their community.

Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

YES is the new system of care in the state of Idaho for children with SED. The program provides services and supports that increase the capacity for children with SED and their families to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their community. To learn more about YES visit yes.idaho.gov. 

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    YES provides services and supports for children with SED and their families.

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