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FYI Children's Mental Health Idaho
23 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Part 2 of Finding our own help as a parent
This is part 2 of Amy's story and she begins to dive into what it is to raise kids with mental health challenges. She continues to share her story and what has helped her. She has a way of being real that makes others know it is ok to struggle. Amy talks about the connections she has to people and to organizations that make a difference. Like storied others have made a huge difference in her own story and finding resources for all of her children.Organizations mentioned: Idaho Parents UnlimitedIdaho Parent NetworkIdaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
17 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Finding our own help as a parent
You will enjoy meeting Amy as she shares the beginning of her story of challenges of mental health. She shares why finding her own help was so difficult. Amy beautifully tells of the struggles of growing up with anxiety and what it looked like in different stages of life. What she has learned about what her own “reg flags” are that she needs to take care of herself will likely ring true for you. Join FYI Children’s Mental Health again next week for the finish of Amy’s story and learn about how she is taking the hard and impacting others.
19 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Growing as a parent in the midst of the hard- Vashti Summerville part 2
Join Michelle Batten as she wraps up a conversation with Vashti Summervill. "It wasn't suppose to happen in our home. It's happening everywhere." Vashti shares with listeners the gift of being open and the impact it had on her support system built of old and new friends. Vashti shares how she parents to cultivate resilience and encourages parents to be kind to themselves. Enjoy the end of this two part series. Vashti Sommervill, Certified Parent Coach, at Family Healing Pathwaysand for youth support with peers pursuing emotional health, visit https://www.idahofederation.org/youth/youth-move/
19 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Growing as a parent in the midst of the hard- Vashti Summerville part 1
Join host Michelle Batten as she talks to Vashti Summervill, Certified Parent Coach, share her story about her family's mental health journey and the challenges that launched her into a coaching and therapeutic consulting practice. Vashti shares what she learned about validating pain in her children and staying out of the mode of problem solver, distract, deny or cheerleader. She encourages us all to consider our interactions with our children and ask, "Is this meant to control or correct or meant to connect?"Resources mentioned: Dr. Shefali Tsabary author of The Awakened Family (description here on GoodReads)Vashti Sommervill, Certified Parent Coach, at Family Healing Pathways
16 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Finding value, respect and love - Part 2 with Luis Granado
Today Michelle Batten continues the conversation with Luis Granados, the Executive Director of Breaking Chains Academy. Luis talks about how he discovered he was valued, respected, and loved through mentoring and realized he didn’t have to play the role of a violent, aggressive person. He also discusses more about his mental health journey and the battle he faces every day and the resources he has built into his life. He has brought the idea that relationships heal into Breaking Chains and doing great work! Again, Luis’ value for people and connection challenges us!Breaking Chains Academy
28 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Connections that save - Part 1 with Luis Granado
Join the conversation today as Michelle Batten talks with Luis Granados, Executive Director of Breaking Chains Academy. He shares his story of growing up in Idaho and the challenges he faced as a minority youth in Idaho and how the lack of options impacted his mental health and how connections to other gave him options for life. Luis' story is truly will inspire you to see the greatness in others. "Be proud of where you are from. Be proud of your family. Be proud of your last name. But don't stop there." Learn more about Breaking Chains Academy here.
20 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Finding hope in an unexpected place
During season 2 we are exploring the stories of youth and parents as they face mental health challenges. Join host Michelle Batten as she talks to Dev Kaplan about his journey. He talks about a place some may find surprising where he found healing. If you want to learn more about the Idaho Federation of Families Youth Move Idaho program, visit us here. To become more involved with the work of Idaho Federation visit us at www.idahofederation.org Make sure to comment about what you found most interesting in this episode.
21 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Welcome to Season 2 - Full of stories (and a little rewind)
Join Michelle Batten today as she introduces Season 2 of FYI Children's Mental Health Idaho. This season will focus on stories from parents and youth about their mental health journey. You might be at the amazing stories Michelle has to share with you. You will hear about the unusual places people find healing, how they find hope and healing, what they have learned about themselves and what hope looks like lived out! This episode will focus on what is going on at Idaho Federation of Families and start the season with a story you heard last season from our Youth MOVE coordinator.
7 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
It's a wrap - Season One
Join Michelle Batten today as we review what Idaho Federation of Families has been doing and where we are going the first few months of in 2021. Visit us on our website www.idahofederation.organd email me at email@example.com with topics you want to hear about next season.
8 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Changing up the season yet holding on to some sanity
Join Michelle Batten as she discusses a few ways to do something new in this season. We all are facing limits and changes over the next few months. What can you do to hold on to something to keep some normalcy while adding new traditions for your families mental health? Listen for a few ideas and make sure to share with us what you decide to do!www.idahofederation.org
12 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
The psychological toll of the current crisis and tools to thrive
Pat Martelle shares with FYI Children's' Mental Health Idaho why professionals consider the current pandemic a potential mental health crisis as well as tips for parents during this season. Pat is the Development Director at Idaho Federation of Families and has shares her clinical knowledge of coping with this traumatic event.
17 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Youth MOVE Idaho
Join us to today as I introduce to you Nat and listen as she talks about her own story and how both mental health challenges and the experiences with peer suicide have shaped her passion and now her work with Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. She helps with the Youth M.O.V.E. Idaho program which is a youth-driven advocacy group that is part of Youth M.O.V.E. National. Youth M.O.V.E Idaho is passionate about bringing youth voice to the issues of youth mental health care and encourage youth to become involved in making an impact. Learn more about Youth M.O.V.E. at idahofederation.org/idaho-youth-m-o-v-e/ .
14 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Navigating mental health crisis - A talk with Shannon Decker about suicide prevention part 2
We continue our conversation with Shannon Decker from The Speedy Foundation about Our responsibility to "be our brother’s keeper" and reminds us that training empowers us to see warning signs, gives direction for tough conversations, and then provides us with ways to connect someone with care. As always, Shannon provides many resources to help parents and friends involved in suicide prevention. She also dives into preparing our children for college and the risks of that sensitive period of their life and creating a safety plan. Resources to have on hand for crisis involving suicide interventionProgram the Suicide prevention Lifeline number 1-800-273-TALKCrisis Text line: text “START” to 741-741 (national) Idaho number for call or text: 208-398-4357Trevor Project: 1-866-4887386 or text 678-678Also mentioned Jason Foundation, The Hope Squad, and training in QPR Starting the Conversation: College and your mental Health Learn more about the My3app.com safety plan app
19 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Navigating mental health crisis - A talk with Shannon Decker about suicide prevention part 1
Today FYI Children's Mental Health Idaho host talks with Shannon Decker from the Speedy Foundation about Shannon's own lived experience with the suicide of friends and family, the messages she received from her communities, and the impact it made on her. Her passion for providing resources and education to contribute to the prevention of suicide shows through. She will provide us with great questions to help you evaluate risk factors and urge us to take steps to have tough conversations with our youth about this lifespan issue. Next week we will dive in deeper to resources for your family!www.idahofederation.orgFor the questions Shannon mentioned explore the Speedy Foundation resources for parents Idaho's Suicide prevention hotline : (208) 398-4357 (text or chat) Idaho Suicide Prevention hotline website
13 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Navigating mental health crisis in which a Children's Mental Health crisis team is involved
A parent never anticipates a mental health crisis escalating to the level in which they would choose to involve a Children's Mental Health crisis team. Learn here about the crisis line, the crisis response teams, and for some areas, and even crisis beds available to a parent in Idaho. As well, learn how to prepare for a crisis and what questions to have answered to best provided care for your child's mental health emergency....You can find the crisis response numbers on our website as well as here:Region 1: (208) 769-1406 Region 2: (208) 799-4440Region 3: (208) 459-0092Region 4: (208) 334-8091Region 5: (208) 736-2177Region 6: (208) 234-7900Region 7: (208) 528-5700...For support navigating the system or creating a plan contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill our our support form here. ...
18 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Navigating mental health crisis which involve law enforcement
The Boise Police Department's Mental Health Coordinator, Penelope Hansen, and developmental disabilities trainer and domestic abuse investigator, Detective Coronado, join me to discuss how to navigate mental health crisis which involves law enforcement. ....Today you heard Penelope say “let’s make a plan.” Figuring out what to do before a situation escalates to a crisis of involving law enforcement involvement is equally important. Be on the lookout for information coming soon on planning and accessing the mobile crisis response teams throughout Idaho. .....Find the Vulnerable Persons Registry here ......If you need help finding resources in a time of crisis we are able to help. Please reach out at 208-433-8845 or reach out to me at email@example.com .
16 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Navigating mental health in schools during the fall of 2020
Learn about how to navigate your child's mental health needs in Idaho schools whether a hybrid model, back in the brick and mortar building, schooling at home, or homeschooling. I share a conversation with Angela Lindig, the Executive Director of Idaho Parents Unlimited, about accessing services to support your child's educational needs related to their mental health diagnosis. ......Resources mentioned in this episode: Visit Idaho Parents Unlimited at ipulidaho.org/ for support navigating educational needs.To access our Family Support Line when you need support navigating YES (Youth Empowerment Services) please call us, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our support form. Also, visit here to learn more about YES, our system of care for children with mental health challenges in Idaho.Register for the Parent Network Conference here: www.idahoparentnetwork.org/workshops Ideas for accommodations at school for your child's 504: PBISWORLD.com......
15 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Youth partnerships with BYDC and a virtual youth summit
Today we will explore ways the Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is doing to partner with youth programs across Idaho. .....Learn more about Bonneville Youth Development Coalition at BYDC.org. BYDC's priority is to develop our youth's resiliency and leadership skills to reduce teen suicide and substance abuse. BYDC is a coalition that collaborates with local individuals and organizations to work toward a common goal. BYDC's membership consists of individuals from local city and county government, law enforcement, businesses, health-care and mental-health providers, schools, parents, media, faith-based organizations, and other non-profits......Learn more about the Idaho Youth For Change virtual summit on instagram @IdahoYFC or email Heidi at Heidi.Cook@dhw.idaho.gov or email me at email@example.com.....also learn more about our Youth M.O.V.E. program here
14 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
An introduction to a few people behind the scene
Meet a few of the other people behind the scenes at Idaho Federation of Families. They are creating programs aimed at promoting youth and family voice, partnering with families, operating youth programs, and educating parents, professionals and others working with youth with mental health challenges. Learn more about us at idahofederation.org.
19 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Episode 2: Intro to Idaho Federation of Families
Join me as I talk to Ruth York, the Executive Director of Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. She will share with you about her journey to Idaho Federation of Families (IFF), who we are, and her crazy dreams for IFF. Find out more about IFF on www.idahofederation.org
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