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As Youth Dynamics expands across the state, we are truly fortunate to serve a growing number of Montana youth and their families and have a positive impact on their lives.  It is an honor to watch many of the children we serve graduate from our services and stay on a path of hard work to…(Read More)

The first purpose of the Angel Tree was to make sure that all of the kids in the Billings area group homes had a Christmas. “The kids are away from their families and being able to give them a little extra love in this time is important,” Shirley Bulluck, Intake Coordinator, explains. The tree has…(Read More)

At first, I mechanically wrote something that resembled other ‘asks’ from us and other nonprofits in the area when I wrote this blog post.  When I finished I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t like it, until I saw that it was simply too similar to other holiday donation appeals, and that I…(Read More)

In the last few months, if you were to look for Kay Brown, administrative support, or Diane Ude, accounting technician, after work or on the weekends you would most likely find them behind a sewing machine. They have been busily creating weighted blankets and animals for Youth Dynamics therapists and clinical staff to use with…(Read More)

The practice of animal assisted therapy has been growing in research and application. Research shows that the elderly, adults, adolescents, and children benefit from the presence of animals. Therapy animals are found in settings ranging from assisted living to hospitals to residential treatment centers. Here are five key benefits of dogs in a mental health…(Read More)

Faith lives at one of our group homes in Boulder. Faith wrote this wonderful poem about her mother and wanted us to share it. When I think about my childhood 1 thing sticks out the most…. My Mom She is always there Sometimes I thought it to be suffocating But these days I wish I…(Read More)