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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES*

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.

The section below is designed to help answer frequently asked questions about YES.  You can also click here to download the related file in its entirety.  Should you need additional information, please email us at optum.idaho.yes@optum.com.

*Please see COVID-19 FAQs on this same webpage which, when applicable, supersede the YES FAQs until COVID-19 exceptions are lifted.

 

Content in the above section was last updated on April 6, 2020.

Targeted Care Coordination (TCC) / Child and Family Teams (CFT) / Person-Centered Service Planning (PCSP)*

Content in the above section was last updated on July 16, 2020.

1915(i) Independent Assessment

Content in the above section was last updated on May 6, 2020.

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)*

Content in the above section was last updated on July 17, 2020.

Skills Building*

Content in the above section was last updated on May 5, 2020.

Respite

Content in the above section was last updated on May 13, 2020.

Miscellaneous

Content in the above section was last updated on July 17, 2020.