news & updates
February 2021 | Issue 6
YES you CAN(s)
Parent and Youth Conference
Opportunities for Families in Idaho
Regional Case Managers
In partnership with BPA Health, the Idaho Lives Project (ILP) provides statewide Regional Case Managers to assess, refer, and provide follow-up case management for youth with suicide ideation or attempts, and will assist with best practice postvention support to schools, when needed. School personnel or hospital discharge planner.
Webinar Opportunity: Mobile Crisis Services in Idaho
Brought to you by Empower Idaho with Ellie Merrick LCSW, Laura Treat LCPC & CPM, Tim Thompson LCSW, and Rick Huber 

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 PM MST
Online Webinar | Cost: Free
Sami Edge, a reporter with Idaho Education
News, is planning a series of stories for January-March of 2021 on children's access to behavioral health services in Idaho. Sami is
looking to connect with parents who can tell about their experiences. If you would like to explore this opportunity contact Sami at 775-225-8689.
Foster Care Awareness Day!
The Foster Care Awerness Day is open to everyone interested in raising awerness of foster care in Idaho, including foster care alumini, volunteers, providers, parents, youth, and child welfare advocates. The event is free to attend. All presentations will be virtual, you will receive an email the day of the event with a link that will take you directly to the presentations you register for. For more information please email
Idaho Caregivers Alliance Conference

The 10th Annual Family Caregiver Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s conference is "Celebrating Resilience." This will be a day of celebration, education, support, and networking among family caregivers and care partners. The agenda features local experts who will present valuable information addressing caregiving across the lifespan. 
We would like to send parents to this conference. Register by Feb 24th.
FYI Children's Mental Health Idaho
Look for the first episode of season 2 of FYI Children's Mental Health Idaho on February 9th! The focus on youth and parent stories to help you navigate your child's needs, to find resources in your community, and let you know what is happening across Idaho for youth with mental health challenges.

We hope you will join us weekly on your podcast app of choice.
Coaching and Connecting
A safe space for parents to
come and talk about the hard stuff
Trauma Parenting
1st Thursday
Feb 4th at noon
12pm MT/ 11am PT

Parents of youth transitioning
from inpatient
3rd Tues of the month
Feb 16th
11am MT/10am PT
Open Mic:
Support for any parent
3rd Thursday
Jan 18th at noon
12pm MT/11am PT
Adoptive Parents
2nd and 4th Mondays
Feb 8th & 22nd 8pm MT/ 7pm PT

Questions about Coaching and Connecting groups?
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Youth M.O.V.E. Idaho
Virtual Drop In Center
In our new virtual drop in center, youth from across Idaho are able to socialize online, decompress, and connect with peers in a safe space on Discord. Youth M.O.V.E. is free to all participants. While this is not a therapy group, we can offer additional resources for youth struggling in their own mental health challenges.

Find us on Instagram: @youth.move.idaho
or contact our youth coordinator, Jennifer McNealy
Coffee Chat
Topic of Conversation:
Treatment Planning

Feb 17th at 12pm MT/11am PT

Join us to share your thoughts on what is working and what is not in regard to your family's experiences.

This is an opportunity to share both general and specific comments from your family’s perspective. 

Your story matters!
If you have registered before for our coffee chats then there is no need to register again!
Family Support Line
Idaho Federation of Families provides support to families making decisions to seek mental health support for their child.

Whether you are at the beginning of that journey or you have been accessing services and supports for several years but need some guidance please contact us via our website, email, or phone.
or call us at (208) 433-8845
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