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Youth Services

Youth services are for members ages birth to 17 years old. Youth services accommodate individuals in reaching their desired goals based on medical necessity. Our trauma-informed Youth Service is tailored to the unique needs of young individuals who may have experienced trauma. With the help of our dedicated Direct Services Providers, we offer a range of services designed to foster growth, independence, and healing. During the intake process, M.I.K.I.D. staff will work with the family to determine the desired goals and services. Based on their individual goals, members will work one-on-one with a provider, in a group, or a combination to reach those goals. Services are assigned based on members’ needs. Below are examples of goals covered under youth services.


Including but not limited to:

  • Learning positive and appropriate peer interaction.

  • Participating in structured activities in safe settings.

  • Setting boundaries in their personal space.

  • Developing community interaction skills.

  • Building natural supports.

  • Identifying, managing, and understanding their challenges and strengths

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Peer Support

Connects youth with peers in a trauma-informed environment, fostering mutual support and understanding through lived life experience.

Youth Leadership

Direct Service Providers facilitate youth leadership groups that promote positive social and community involvement. These groups are open to members of the community aged 13-17.


Direct care providers can provide rest and relief for families and youth in the Children’s Behavioral Health System. This service can be provided at home or in the community and allows the parents/caregivers to take time for themselves. Meanwhile, the youth can participate in activities in a different, safe setting and practice community behavioral skills that will assist in successfully reaching their individual and family goals.

Program Includes

  • Short-term relief for parents/caregivers to take time for themselves.

  • Structured activities for youth in a different, safe setting and the ability to practice community behavioral skills.

  • Learning positive and appropriate peer interaction.

  • Rest and relief in support of their treatment plan goals.

  • Participation in community events and youth-related leadership forums.

  • Teaching youth how to identify, manage, and understand their challenges.

  • Reducing home stressors that support children in being successful at home and with their

  • families.

  • Activities include but are not limited to: 

    • Sports workshops (disc golf, Zumba, yoga, swimming, soccer)

    • Walking/hiking

    • Arts & crafts

    • Movies /live theatre

    • Music lessons 

    • Trampoline park 

    • Professional sports games

    • Aquarium 

    • Museums 

    • Waterparks 

    • Zoos

Living Skills: Group & Individual

Living Skills teaches young people independent living, social, and communication skills to prepare them to live and participate in their family and community and function independently. Topics include self- care, budgeting, social support development, use of community resources, transitioning to adulthood and having a voice in the services they receive, healthy leisure and community activities, and effective communication.
The youth council group members are youth aged 13 to 17 years old. The group is open to M.I.K.I.D. enrollees statewide as well as youth in the community. They meet regularly to discuss various topics, fundraise, and volunteer.

  • Living Skills teaches young people skills to use in their everyday lives.

  • These skills assist youth with becoming productive members in their homes, at school, or in their community.

  • This service provides youth with tools to build the skills needed to make the most out of their life. 

  • Living skills are any of the skills needed to deal well and effectively with the challenges of life.

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Not sure what services you need?

Contact us on our new referral line and speak to a specialist today at 844-805-2080.
You can also contact us directly by filling out our form on our contact page.
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