supporting youth mental health
FYIdaho news
New Youth Assessment Centers
Coming Throughout Idaho

Ruth York, Executive Director of Families and Youth of Idaho, explains plans to be involved in the Ada County Assessment Center in the KTVB news spotlight. "The kids are our future, right?" York said. "We cannot have lives waylaid inappropriately. And children need to be able to maximize their full potential. And if we interrupt that by taking them down paths that are not helping them to do that then we're just, we're hurting our future."

Seven youth assessment centers are being developed across Idaho. Each center proposed aims to meet the unique community needs. FYIdaho's Family Support Line and Youth Programs currently provide community support for families throughout the state.

Youth crisis centers, for behavioral or mental health crisis, are currently in the proposal phase and will be created throughout Idaho.
Join us in November
FYI Parent Support: Peer-to-Peer

FYIdaho provides a variety of groups where parents and caregivers come together to support each other as they explore the challenges they face raising a child with mental health concerns. FYIdaho provides a professional to guide the discussion and answer questions. If you are interested in becoming a parent leader in any of these groups, please contact Michelle Batten at .
NEW: FYI Parent Support
For Neurodivergent Parents
Support for parents and caregivers who identify as neurodivergent.

3rd Tues of the month
November 15th at noon (MST)
FYI Parent Input
Coffee Chat
Please bring stories about how your family found support navigating YES.

3rd Wed of the month
November 16th at noon (MST)

FYI Parent Support
The Complexities of
Residential Treatment
4th Tues of the month
Cancelled: November 8th at noon (MST)
November 22nd at noon (MST)

´╗┐Support for all parents and caregivers who need support as their child transitions to residential care or home.
FYI Parent Support
Youth with Complex Diagnoses
1st Tuesday of the month

Support for parents and caregivers who have a youth who has both mental health diagnosis and a developmentally disability.
FYIdaho Teen Programs
Providing food and fun activities is a big part of what creates a safe space for youth to drop by the Boise Brick House.

If you are interested in helping stock our cupboards just click the link below:
Statewide opportunities
Family Support Line
for youth mental health needs

We've designed the Family Support Line to help families navigate the youth mental health system, connect to services, and find useful resources in an effort to empower parents as they advocate for their child and family needs.
or call 208-433-8845 Ext 1.
Pocatello area
Have you thought of yourself as a Caregiver?
In 2014, President Obama declared November National Family Caregiver Month. This month has since been used as a time to recognize and honor the 53 million unpaid family caregivers across the country. Over the years November has become a time to celebrate family caregivers, spread awareness of caregiver issues, educate the community, and strengthen support for this population. 
Caldwell area
Boise area
Youth Mental Health First Aid in Boise

Central District Health, Boise office, will be hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training on December 2nd . YMHFA teaches adults who regularly interact with youth (Teachers, Parents, Youth Leaders, etc.) how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents aged 12-18. This training will be offered for FREE in a blended format, meaning participants will complete 2 hours of self-paced online coursework before the 5 hours of in-person training that takes place on December 2nd at Central District Health's Boise Office.