Connect with advocacy groups and find support for you and your child. Learn more about serious emotional disturbance and mental health.
View the resources linked below to learn about Children's Mental Health services, our concern and complaint process, our guide for appeals an fair hearings as well as crisis planning.
Interagency Governance Team (IGT) Meetings
The Interagency Governance Team (IGT) is responsible for collaboratively coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Jeff D. Settlement Agreement. This team consists of representatives from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the Idaho State Department of Education, and the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, county detention, parents, youth, providers, and community members.
The IGT meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Minutes from their meetings are public and may be viewed, along with the Operational Guideline and Workgroup Charter, below. Additional IGT documents can be found on the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) website.
|date||IGT Meeting agenda||igt meeting minutes|
|May 12th, 2021||Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|April 14th, 2021||Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|March 10th, 2021||Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|February 10th, 2021||Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|January 11th, 2021||Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|December 4th, 2020||Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
State Hospital South is suspending patient visitation at this time due to COVID-19. State Hospital South in Blackfoot provides psychiatric inpatient treatment and skilled nursing care for Idaho’s adult and adolescent citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. The hospital works in partnership with families and communities to enable clients to return to community living. State Hospital South includes 90 psychiatric adult beds, 29 skilled nursing beds, and 16 beds for adolescents. It also maintains a statewide program to restore competency of criminal justice patients. The 29 skilled nursing beds in the Syringa Chalet Nursing Facility offer services to consumers with a history of behavioral or psychiatric illness. Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 are treated in a psychiatric unit that is geographically separate from adult treatment.
This hospital will be opening shortly. More information to come!