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Foster Care and Adoption Program

Click on the link above for Health & Welfare’s foster care and adoption web site. It has useful information on issues pertaining to foster care and adoption – from candid personal accounts of foster parenting, to frequently asked questions about qualifying. Every child deserves a safe and loving home. Foster care and adoption provide that to Idaho’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Children's Mental Health Services Booklet  (335K PDF Document)
En Español  (438K PDF document)

Information & Services

New: Idaho’s Child and Family Services Review

Foster Care and Adoption Program

Wednesday's Child Wednesday's Child

Birth Certificates

Child Protection Services - Contact Information

Child Support Services

Child Welfare Plan 

2-1-1 Idaho CareLine 

CHIPChildren's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Information
     En Español 

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Annual Report, 2000 (PDF file, 380k)

Application for Assistance, all programs, TAFI/Medicaid/CHIP/Food Stamps (215K PDF document)
Solicitud para Asistencia
(112K PDF Document)

Children's Mental Health Services 
Includes Children's Mental Health Implementation Plan and 

Developmental Disabilities Program

Emergency Medical Services for Children (Idaho EMS)

Unemployment Program

Idaho Child Mortality Review Team Report
for Childhood Deaths

In keeping with our objective to identify potential risk factors and preventable causes of death, we hope to be able to provide a basis for changes to reduce child deaths in Idaho.

  • 1997  Released Nov. 2000 (.pdf file, 338KB)

  • 1998 Released April 2002 (.pdf file, 504KB)

  • 1999 Released Dec. 2002 (.pdf file, 623KB)

Infant Toddler ProgramIdaho Infant Toddler Program

Immunizations (Information for Parents and Providers; goes to the Early Childhood Information Clearinghouse)

Idaho Immunization Program - Program for Health Care Providers

Special Education for your child - How can Medicaid help?

Idaho WIC Program - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)


Brighter Futures for Idaho's Kids

Early Childhood Information Clearinghouse
En Español

Visit the Early Childhood Information Clearinghouse for a variety of information for children birth to age 3 on these topics, along with special Topics of the Month:   

  • Active Parenting    “Teen Parents
  • Child Care
  • Early Learning
  • Health & Wellness
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition & Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy & Prenatal Care
  • Protecting Children
  • Special Needs


Be the Parent Your Child Needs  (742K PDF document)
     En Español  (852K PDF document)

Children's Mental Health Services Booklet  (335K PDF Document)
En Español  (438K PDF document)

Idaho Child Care Program State Plan

Idaho's Invisible Children -- A look at child abuse and neglect through the eyes of the Idaho children who experience it. And what you can do to help (1,757K PDF document). En Español (829K PDF)

Child in Heart

Detecting and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect


Seven out of every 1,000 Idaho children under age 18 suffer abuse or neglect. The Idaho Dental Hygienists' Association has guidelines for recognizing and reporting the signs.

Click here to read how dental professionals can help. Click on this "Detecting and Reporting Child Abuse" brochure to determine symptoms.

Web Sites For Other Children's Issues

Idaho Children's Trust Fund

Idaho Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

The Governor's Task Force on Children at Risk

"Keeping Children Safe" Panels 

Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System


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