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 an fair hearings as well as crisis planning.  

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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. 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

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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 Information

State Hospital South
Phone Number: (208) 785-8401 
Address: 700 East Alice, Blackfoot, ID 83221

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.

State Hospital West
Phone Number: (208) 606-7777
Fax Number: (208) 606-7800
Address: 1652 11th Ave N, Nampa, ID 83687

This hospital will be opening shortly. More information to come!