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Faces of Mental Health- “I wanted to do something to help.”

Faces of Mental Health- “I wanted to do something to help.”

This is the fourth segment in our series, Faces of Mental Health, which gives people an intimate look inside of children’s services. To see our latest story, check us out on Facebook at Youth Dynamics of Montana or People of Youth Dynamics every Tuesday and Thursday...

Faces of Mental Health- “She looked broken.”

Faces of Mental Health- “She looked broken.”

This is the third segment in our series, Faces of Mental Health, which gives people an intimate look inside of children’s services. To see our latest story, check us out on Facebook at Youth Dynamics of Montana or People of Youth Dynamics every Tuesday and Thursday...

Faces of Mental Health- “It’s the best feeling in the world.”

Faces of Mental Health- “It’s the best feeling in the world.”

This is the second segment in our series, Faces of Mental Health, which gives people an intimate look inside of children's services. To see our latest story, check us out on Facebook at Youth Dynamics of Montana or People of Youth Dynamics every Tuesday and Thursday...

Faces of Mental Health- “It’s Hard to Ask for Help”

Faces of Mental Health- “It’s Hard to Ask for Help”

This is the first segment in our series, Faces of Mental Health, which gives people an intimate look inside of children's services. To see our latest story, check us out on Facebook at Youth Dynamics of Montana or People of Youth Dynamics every Tuesday and Thursday...

Youth Dynamics Appoints Dennis Sulser, Ed.D, as New Interim CEO

Youth Dynamics Appoints Dennis Sulser, Ed.D, as New Interim CEO

The Youth Dynamics’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that after careful consideration, Dennis Sulser, Ed.D, has been appointed the new interim CEO of Youth Dynamics.  Dennis officially took over leadership of the organization on January 7, 2019. Dennis has a...

Faces of Youth Dynamics- “I was granted the gift of a lifetime”

Faces of Youth Dynamics- “I was granted the gift of a lifetime”

  “At 26 years old I was knocking on death’s door. Hanging with crowds of people, having fun yet being lost in the haze. Waking up in a house, truck, car, boat, or just on the ground not knowing what happened the night before. A trip to Vegas changed my life, and...

Faces of Youth Dynamics- Resilience

 "I knew I would be okay" This video is the first in a new series, Faces of Youth Dynamics, that examines the personal chronicles of the people who make up Youth Dynamics.  Each person has a unique story of resilience, adventure, or persistence which has led to a...

Organization Helps Families Work Through Issues

Organization Helps Families Work Through Issues

Glendive Ranger-Review, Chad Knudson - March 2, 2018 We make suggestions and the family can take it from there Conflicting viewpoints, sarcasm, raised voices and teenage defiance punctuate an interview about how one local non-profit is working to improve family life,...

The Cost of Budget Cuts Affecting Montana’s Most Vulnerable

The Cost of Budget Cuts Affecting Montana’s Most Vulnerable

It is easy to dismiss the budget cuts being considered by the Department of Public Health and Human Services as an easy way to save money.  However, the latest round of proposed cuts to home support services and therapeutic foster care create a potentially serious...

Employee Spotlight: Keara O’Neill

Employee Spotlight: Keara O’Neill

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 of us...

On A Bright Day, You Can See the Future

On A Bright Day, You Can See the Future

Anyone who works with youth with mental or behavioral health diagnoses feels frustration. Behavioral health treatment takes time and you may not see the immediate results. As the Clinical Supervisor, I see the “big picture” of the many, many youth we help each year....

Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth Hausman, Butte Therapist

Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth Hausman, Butte Therapist

Butte Therapist, Elizabeth Hausman, goes above and beyond on a daily basis to provide treatment and support to children and families in our community services.  After we lost a therapist in Butte, Elizabeth took on a second caseload, holding 42 therapy clients. ...

Salute to Our Donors

Salute to Our Donors

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...

Common Sense Parenting Program Expansion

Common Sense Parenting Program Expansion

From December 5-9, a group of six Youth Dynamics employees from across the state came to Billings to learn how to teach Common Sense Parenting. This expansion will allow us to provide the Common Sense Parenting program to our foster parents across the state on an...

Get to Know our Newest Licensed Therapist: Peggy Leinart-Murch

Get to Know our Newest Licensed Therapist: Peggy Leinart-Murch

Peggy Leinart-Murch is one of Youth Dynamics most devoted therapists. She became a Licensed Therapist this December after 17 years with our agency. Peggy travels to the rural areas of South Eastern Montana every week bringing mental health treatment to youth and...

Angel Tree Brings the Holidays to Youth Dynamics

Angel Tree Brings the Holidays to Youth Dynamics

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...

Giving Gifts to Place in the Hands of Youth

Giving Gifts to Place in the Hands of Youth

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...

Bozeman Day Treatment Manager Receives LCPC Licensure

Bozeman Day Treatment Manager Receives LCPC Licensure

After years of hard work, Greater Gallatin Day Treatment Manager, Shawn Helvey, became licensed as a clinical professional counselor. Shawn received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida.  Shawn joined the Greater...