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The Youth Empowerment Services Project (YES) has been authorized by the Department of Health & Welfare (DHW) as part of the Jeff D. Settlement Agreement resulting from the Jeff D. Class Action lawsuit.

The State of Idaho developed a new children’s mental health system of care called YES – Youth Empowerment Services. YES provides a new way for families to find the mental health help they need for their children and youth. It is strengths-based and family-centered, and it incorporates a team approach that focuses on providing individualized care for children.

The video here presents the family’s perspective about the YES System of Care, experiences they have had and the impact YES Services have made on their family.

This document on frequently asked questions is designed to help answer questions about YES. Should you need additional information, please email us at