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YES Training

Learn about the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) system of care through informational videos for families, online learning opportunities, and training videos specific to the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool for providers.

Note: To be eligible to administer the Idaho CANS, providers must be certified.  Recertification is required annually. Providers can register for CANS certification trainings at the Idaho TCOM Institute website.

Available Trainings

The Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a YES system of care partner, recorded webinars for families. YouTube videos of YES related webinars can be found here:

Collaboration for the Greater Good of our Children
January 29, 2019

Communication as Equals in the YES System
December 13, 2018

State Agencies: Who Does What?
November 13, 2018

Insurance:  Which One, What Services, Questions You Need to Ask
October 30, 2018
Presenters:  Janet Hoeke, Parent Network, Weston Trexler, Department of Insurance, Jamie Teeter, Division of Behavioral Health, David Welch, Medicaid

Being a Parent of a Kid with an SED
September 20, 2018
Presenters:  Carol Dixon, Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, and Janet Hoeke, Parent Network representative, parent panel.

What to Expect with Coordination of Care
July 17, 2018
Presenters: Jennifer Barnett, LCSW, Division of Behavioral Health and Janet Hoeke, Parent Network representative.

Principles of Care
July 12, 2018
Presenters: April Auker, LCSW, Division of Behavioral Health and Stacey Nelson, Parent Network representative.

How to Get the Most of a CANS Assessment
May 29, 2018
Presenters: Janet Hoeke, Parent Network, Jennifer Barnett, LCSW, Division of Behavioral Health and Andrea Emmons, Liberty Independent Assessor.

How Can My Family Access Medicaid Youth Empowerment Services?
March 29, 2018
Presenters: David Welsh, Medicaid Program Manager; Janet Hoeke, Parent Network representative.

Two eLearning courses are available for families and providers to learn more about the YES system of care.These courses can be formatted and made available to use on your agency’s Learning Management System (LMS). Contact us for information.

YES 101 Overview
The YES system of care is a continuum of community-based services and supports for youth with mental health needs. This course provides an overview of each YES component and is designed to offer both families and those working within the YES system, a basic understanding of the system of care.

Principles of Care and Practice Model
The Principles of Care are 11 values that are applied in all areas of mental health treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation. The six components of the Practice Model describe the experience that youth and families should expect to receive while in care. In this module you will learn how the Principles of Care and Practice Model are applied to delivering services to children in the YES system of care. 

To be eligible to administer the Idaho CANS, providers must be certified.  Recertification is required annually. Providers can register for CANS certification trainings at the Idaho TCOM Institute website.    

ICANS is a secure, electronic, internet-based system used to administer and manage CANS data in Idaho. More information about this tool, how it works, and how to be trained to use the ICANS system is available on the ICANS website. Agencies must be added to the ICANS system before it is available for their use. They can request to be added to the ICANS system.

Additional CANS Training Videos – Click on the links below to view trainings on the DHW YouTube Channel.

  Idaho CANS and Parent Perspective –  Intro (Part 1 of 7)

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 2

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 3

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 4

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 5

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 6

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 7

CANS for All Stakeholders Presentation Slides – Click on the link below for the presenter’s slides from the Child and Adolescent Needs & Strengths training (PDF): CANS_TCOM Creating and Managing Systems that Care – Dr. Lyons

Required trainings from the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan (IBHP) managed care providers can be found on their websites.

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