ABOUT

Mission
Our mission is to strengthen and sustain community resources that effectively address the individual behavioral health needs of the children, youth and families. As a council of leaders of family and youth-led organizations that serve families and youth with emotional and behavioral health challenges, we will represent the voice of King County families and Youth a State and County policy and program decision making bodies.

Vision
Together families, youth, systems and communities will address the barriers, and opportunities to improve the resilience and recovery of children and youth with severe emotional or behavioral health challenges.

History
The concept of organizing FYSPRTs – Family Youth and System Partners Round Table – came out the principles of systems of care, which include being community based, family driven and youth guided, and culturally and linguistically competent. The first FYSPRT for King County was implemented in 2011 and convened by Sound Mental Health as the Northwest Regional FYSPRT.  It served a region of multiple counties. The FYSPRT structure was later adopted as part of the T.R. et al v. Kevin Quigley and Dorothy Teeter Settlement Agreement’s Children’s Mental Health Governance Structure.

Authority
The governance structure of FYSPRTs statewide consists of an Executive Leadership Team of state agency administrators, the Statewide, Regional and Local FYSPRTs as well as an advisory team and various policy workgroups. The King County Family and Youth Council is the Regional FYSPRT for King County and the State of Washington has contracted with the King County Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) to create the King County Family and Youth Council.

Where the Council fits in the system?

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Statewide FYSPRT – https://www.dshs.wa.gov/bha/division-behavioral-health-and-recovery/family-youth-and-system-partner-round-tables-fysprts

Behavioral Health Workforce Collaborative, FYSPRT – http://www.wabhwc.com/fysprt

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