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There are so many of us at Youth Dynamics that go above and beyond. We like to take the time to recognize some of the great work all of we do. Each day we touch hundreds of children’s lives. Sometimes it’s hard to see how much of a difference we make. Each one…(Read More)

Story originally published by ABC Fox Montana Great Falls Great Falls – About 3,000 children and teens are entering the foster care system in Montana every year. The need for foster homes is a statewide issue, and that need is borderline desperate here in Cascade County. The non-profit Youth Dynamics says that during the…(Read More)

Written by Briana Wipf, originally published by Great Falls Tribune on November 26, 2014 In a small room on the fourth floor of Great Falls’ Columbus Center, seven children and youths and their families celebrated significant milestones Wednesday. The children, 8 to 16, were clients of Youth Dynamics Inc., a statewide nonprofit service company that…(Read More)

Clinician, Beth Breen, discusses useful tips for helping children manage anxiety.    Tip 1. Routine and Structure Simply being an adult who responds to a child in a consistent and reliable manner who they see on a regular basis can help them to manage anxiety in their daily lives. Tip 2. Cookie Breathing Cookie breathing helps…(Read More)

Our very own Beth Breen was interviewed by KPAX8 news to talk about the need for foster care families in the Missoula area. She explain the need for these families to help these children receive the care that they need in order to thrive in their community. Click on the video below to watch the…(Read More)

Jenny Lokken-Ore a parent from our Bozeman clinical office and her daughters were featured in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Saturday discussing their experince with mental health issues in Montana and the support that they get from Youth Dynamics.  Additionally,  Jenny runs support groups for parents with children with mental health issues in the…(Read More)

Our own Katie Ogden, YDI Youth Case Manager, was featured on abcFOX Montana. This segment helped show how our Youth Case Managers help the kids in our program and how much we are in need of mentors. Katie also mentions that we are in need of a mentors in the Great Falls area and also…(Read More)

May 13, 2016 Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Blodgett/Canyon Conference Rooms 1200 Westwood Dr. Hamilton, MT 8:30 am – 4:30 pm COST: Free, Light lunch provided Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how…(Read More)

Starting in Missoula, Youth Crisis Diversion Project has partnered with six community mental health centers including Youth Dynamics. This program was started to give the families the recourses they need to help the youth in crisis. Mental health services for youth are so important in our communities, unfortunately not many people are aware of how…(Read More)

Youth Dynamics kick off their first “Lunch and Learn” in Helena, MT. This “Lunch and Learn” was focused on how to treat trauma-affected youth who have highly sexualized behaviors. Youth Dynamics has started this community education in hopes that they can better educate members in the community to know how to better handle youth…(Read More)

Missoula local news channel, KPAX8, has published a great video clip on how Youth Dynamics has started partnering with local school to increase awareness of suicide prevention in youth today. Brooke Pokorny, Family Support Assistance Manager at Youth Dynamics, and Elaine Noland-Sepko, Youth Dynamics Therapist, express their concerns on the subject and how we…(Read More)

February 29, 2016 Sherman Inn 200 East Main Wolf Point, MT 8:30 am – 5:00 pm COST: Free, Light lunch provided Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age…(Read More)

March 2, 2016 MSU Billings, MT College of Education Room 122 1500 University Drive Billings, MT 59101 8:00 am – 5 pm Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age…(Read More)

Monday Evenings February 29th-April 4th, 2016 Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm Youth Dynamics 2813 Cornstock, Mile City, MT 59301 School Aged Children Class Common Sense Parenting (CSP) provides a menu of proven techniques that can be used by everyone raising children. Common Sense Parenting teaches skills that help parents raise responsible children and build…(Read More)

Wednesday Evenings March 2nd – April 13th, 2016 Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm Youth Dynamics 120 W. Towne St. #202 Glendive, MT 59330 Toddler and Preschool Aged Children Class Common Sense Parenting (CSP) provides a menu of proven techniques that can be used by everyone raising children. Common Sense Parenting teaches skills that help parents raise…(Read More)

Alexander Deedly with the Independent Record, writes another wonderful article about Youth Dynamics unique program that treats highly sexualized youth. In this article, our very own Kevin Wyse explains the program and how it has helped our community. This is a very eye opening article on the need that our community has for this program…(Read More)

Check out this article by Alexander Deedy from the Helena Independent Record, who did a spotlight on Youth Dynamics Group Homes. This article featured Cassie Holts, a resident at one of Youth Dynamic Group Homes. The article titled “‘No Shame’ in Mental illness: Youth Finds Help Through State,” not only has a heart wrenching story…(Read More)

The Youth Dynamics office in Kalispell, Montana has now explained their treatment options for youth in the Flathead Valley. We are so excited to provide substance abuse treatment to youth that are in need of this program. The substance abuse program focuses on youth that have an addiction to alcohol and various drugs. Check out…(Read More)

Take a look at how one spark from the staff member at Youth Dynamics has made an impact in Butte, MT. KXLF news interviewed Maggie Pierce, Area Manager for Youth Dynamics, on how Youth Dynamics is helping the ease childhood hunger in their own community. See the video below to hear the whole story. KXLF…(Read More)

Check out Brett Morrill, Youth Dynamics Therapeutic Mentor Program Manager, as he talk about the need for mentors in the Great Falls area. We have more than 20 children that need a mentors. We are looking for consistent, positive support from an adult to help these children achieve their goals that are already in place…(Read More)

Shari Morin-Degel, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Clinical Director of Youth Dynamics and certified Common Sense Parenting Trainer, has been recently by published in the Youth Connections Magazine for there December issue. Her article, Making the Most of Your T.I.M.E. gives parents a simple guidelines on how you can better Talk, Instruct…(Read More)

Source: http://www.northjersey.com/news/kids-and-anxiety-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-challenges-fear-head-on-1.1303210 APRIL 5, 2015, 10:00 PM    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015, 11:51 AM BY KARA YORIO – STAFF WRITER | THE RECORD It started with simply driving down the street. The little girl in treatment for selective…(Read More)

August 11, 2016 To be determined Big Sky, MT 8:00 am-5:00 pm Free Register Now 8 OPI Renewal Units or 8 CEUs for LCPC, LCSW, and LAC offered Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs…(Read More)

August 9, 2016 To be determined Superior, MT 8:00 am-5:00 pm Free Register Now 8 OPI Renewal Units or 8 CEUs for LCPC, LCSW, and LAC offered Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of…(Read More)

July 26, 2016 To be determined Thompson Falls, MT 8:00 am-5:00 pm Free Register Now 8 OPI Renewal Units or 8 CEUs for LCPC, LCSW, and LAC offered Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs…(Read More)

July 14, 2016 Location to be determined White Sulphur Springs, MT 8:00 am-5:00 pm Free Register Now 8 OPI Renewal Units or 8 CEUs for LCPC, LCSW, and LAC offered Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and…(Read More)

May 12, 2016 Location to be determined Deer Lodge, MT 8:00 am-5:00 pm Free Register Now 8 OPI Renewal Units or 8 CEUs for LCPC, LCSW, and LAC offered Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning…(Read More)

February 25, 2016 Homeword Solstice Building 1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 114, Missoula, MT 8:00 am-5:00 pm Free Register Now 8 OPI Renewal Units or 8 CEUs for LCPC, LCSW, and LAC offered Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk…(Read More)

Helping valley kids: Youth Dynamics opens newest office in Hamilton Ravalli Republic // // When Youth Dynamics opened its newest office in Hamilton earlier this month, it marked the 20th location across Montana – from Libby to Glendive to Dillon – that offers mental and behavioral health services to children and families. &nbsp…(Read More)

Welcome to the Youth Dynamics News Section! Please feel free to look at the articles below. Keep checking for updates and new information! Thank you for visiting us! Youth Dynamics trains Educators To Recognize Youth Mental Health Illness (January 2015)- Beartooth NBC (Helena) Knowledge for parents can head off trouble later (January 2015)- Great Falls…(Read More)