Idaho Youth Ranch and How We Can Help Idaho Teens

Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has been a beacon of hope for struggling kids and their families. Many know our name, but few understand the wide variety of ways we serve young people.

We begin by identifying the best treatment path based on every child's need and their family situation. Then we use a unique combination of methods to help each child address their challenges.

While we are treating kids, we work directly with families. Our aim is that when they are reunited, the family is better able to communicate and avoid future issues.

We finish the job by assigning each child with a reintegration specialist to help him or her maintain their progress and help families work through their challenges together.

Our Services

By drawing on this multitude of options, we can meet each child where they are, supporting them in the way best suited to their situation. We work with every family where it is as well, knowing that changing the environment a child returns to will increase their chances of success. We know we have succeeded when a young person is able to manage the challenges of school, and eventually get and keep a job.

Our experienced counselors provide best-in-class trauma-informed care to provide a personally tailored plan to meet each young person's specific needs. 

Individual Teen Therapy 

Family and Teen Therapy 

Group Teen Therapy 

Idaho Youth Ranch Teen Treatment Models

Behavioral Treatment

Skill-based programs that help kids and families learn and use tools such as mindfulness, emotional control, coping mechanisms, and positive reinforcement. 

Relational Treatment

Youth and family-based programs that help disconnected families build trust, develop respect, and improve communications. 

Experiential Treatment

Animal-based or activity-based programs that develop emotional strength, resilience, and fortitude even as kids and teens use their own experiences to heal, learn, and grow. 

Learn more about our Equine Therapy Program

We're Here to Help Long-Term

We finish the job, staying with our kids as long as it takes.

From first identifying kids in trouble on through college scholarships and job readiness, we stay with our kids as long as it takes. For a young person with tenuous (or no) family support, we are there to support them as they grow and take on new challenges.

We prepare them for future success with peer support, ongoing access to Idaho Youth Ranch services, college readiness, scholarships for higher education, and workforce readiness, helping to end the cycle of abuse, poverty and underemployment.

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