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Guide to YES: A Practice Manual

The Guide to YES: A Practice Manual is a handbook for youth, families, and providers on the different parts of the YES system of care. This guide is available as both an interactive online document and a PDF. Inside you will find information on:

  • Identifying youth with serious emotional disturbance
  • YES eligibility
  • Mental health assessments and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
  • Principles of Care and Practice Model
  • Child and Family Teams (CFT)
  • Coordinated Care Plans
  • Services and Supports

For tips on using the Guide to YES: A Practice Manual, watch the What is the Practice Manual? video.

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