The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Idaho Youth Ranch awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Idaho Youth Ranch has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its outpatient counseling & therapy centers – including equine therapy, Hays House youth shelter, and adoptions program.

Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Is your child struggling?

 You know when there is something going on with your child. When kids are on a dangerous path, it is easy for them to spiral out of control. That's why we offer best-in-class therapies to help your child on track toward the promising future they deserve.


Understanding teens & mental health


Childhood Trauma
You can tell when a kid is in trouble. While you might not understand the reasons behind their responses, you know that aggression, withdrawal, self-harm and other destructive behaviors all point to a young person in pain.
Anxiety in Teens

A knot in the pit of the stomach that arrives before giving a speech in class or the sweaty palms when a class crush passes a note are normal reactions to stress and anxiety for teens. However, when the stomachaches become persistent and participating in social activities with friends and family becomes difficult, these may be red flags signaling a more serious issue with anxiety.

Depression in Teens

Having periods of sadness, sleepiness, or grumpiness is normal for teens. However, when these symptoms become pervasive and last for an extended period of time, it may be a sign of something more serious going on, such as teen depression

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About Us

Idaho Youth Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that offers emergency shelter, residential care, youth and family therapy, job readiness training, adoption services,  and more. Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has been a beacon of hope for struggling kids and families. Idaho Youth Ranch brings nearly 70 years of experience, masters-level clinicians, and the best counseling and therapeutic tools together to help Idaho’s youth.

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