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Backpack Collection – Help us to make the start of the school year GREAT!

Already that time of year again! The Children’s Home Society is collecting backpacks and school supplies for the children we serve. Please help us to make the start of the school year great. Items needed are:  sturdy backpacks, spiral notebooks, scissors, rulers, composition books, lined paper, crayons, pencils, folders, markers and any other items you …

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Aiming to Combat Depression with Early Intervention

October is National Depression Awareness Month, and Idaho reportedly has the 8th highest rate of suicide in the country. Our Executive Director, Anselme Sadiki, says we need to start with our children and their “access to services”, getting to the heart of the Children’s Home of Society of Idaho’s message of being there to give …

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Anselme Sadiki, Director of CHS, featured as Boise Weekly’s Citizen!

Get to know him, learn about his journey, and how he came to the Children’s Home. Anselme Sadiki’s life is filled with miracles, not the least of which are the miracles that happen every day at the Children’s Home Society of Idaho where he serves as executive director. The Boise-based CHS operates the Warm Springs Counseling Centers, …

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Backpack Collection – Help us to make the start of the school year GREAT!

The Children’s Home Society is collecting backpacks and school supplies for the children we serve. Please help us to make the start of the school year great. Items needed are sturdy backpacks, spiral notebooks, scissors, rulers, composition books, lined paper, crayons, pencils, folders, markers and any other items you feel would be good to prepare kids …

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Olympian Michael Phelps Addresses Mental Health Issues

The 23-time Olympic Gold Medalist announced his new passion is tackling Mental Health After revealing the depths of his depression – and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest – Phelps is hoping to make a difference for those who are dealing with similar issues. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist announced a partnership with Talkspace, …

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Channel 6 Features CHS Class for Foster Parents

KIVI Channel 6 recently covered a story about a course Warm Springs Counselor, Robby Johnson, will teach starting in February. The Foster Adoptive Parent Preparatory Instruction class starts on February 24 and runs through April 24. Robby is stepping in to help foster and adoptive families become a strong unit. If you’re interested in attending this …

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Generation at risk: America’s youngest facing mental health crisis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 5 American children ages 3 through 17 – about 15 million – have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year. Only 20 percent of these children are ever diagnosed and receive treatment; 80 percent – about 12 million – aren’t …

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Foster Adoptive Parent Preparatory Instruction (FAPPI)

FAPPI is meant to support, train and educate foster and adoptive parents in Idaho. Parents will learn & develop skills to parent children who have experienced trauma or struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Sexualized play and acting out, and other mental health issues. At the end of the class, parents will have …

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Tena Lokken Named Children’s Home Board President

Children’s Home Society of Idaho Names Tena Lokken as Board President  BOISE, Idaho (July 5, 2017) –  Children’s Home Society of Idaho, a Boise-based nonprofit organization which operates the Warm Springs Counseling Center and  provides quality mental, emotional, and behavioral health care to children in our community, named Tena Lokken as Board President during their …

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