Advocacy, Support, and Resources

Connect with advocacy groups and find support for you and your child. Learn more about serious emotional disturbance and mental health. 

Children's Behavioral Health resources

View the resources linked below to learn about children's mental health services, our concern and complaint process, our guide for appeals and fair hearings as well as crisis planning.  

Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Meetings
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. Notes from the meetings are public and may be viewed on the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) website. Additional IGT documents, the Operational Guidelines and the Workgroup Charter can be found on the YES website

State hospital information

State Hospital West

State Hospital West is located at 1652 11th Ave N, Nampa, ID 83687 and the phone number is 208-606-7777.

At State Hospital West, we are committed to the mission of serving youth, families, our colleagues, co-workers, and community. We believe in the growth and potential of all we serve and act as stewards in the preservation of youth, families, and other precious resources. Our vision is that by serving others with integrity and compassion, we lift them up so that they can be healthier, happier, wiser, autonomous, and more able to serve themselves and others.