King County's Family Youth Council (FYC)
Regional Family Youth System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT)
Become a change agent in your community!
King County's Family Youth Council (FYC) provides an open forum for families, youth, systems, and communities to strengthen sustainable resources by providing community-based approaches to address the individual behavioral health needs of children, youth, and families.
Why should you participate?
Youth and Family voices bring compassion, understanding, and inspiration to system change. Your voice matters and the King County Family Youth Council provides a safe space for you to be heard. Help move the behavioral health system beyond treatment to resiliency and hope! We welcome system partners, family and youth, and community members who have lived experience with mental health and/or recovery services to assist in improving the system of care.
May 2019 Meeting Flyer
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time: Starting at: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Sound Health
6400 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila, WA, 98188
Join us at our monthly meeting, the fourth Tuesday of the month.
The FYC is a forum for families, youth, and system partners to discuss the quality of local mental health services and participate in solving identified challenges to improve the system. The FYC is a part of the governing infrastructure of the Washington State Children's Behavioral Health System.
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.
As a council of leaders serving families and youth with emotional and behavioral health challenges, we represent the voices of King County families and youth at State and County policy and program decision making bodies. Our mission is to strengthen and sustain community resources that effectively address the individual
FYSPRTs serve as an integral part of Children's Behavioral Health Governance Structure that was adopted within the T.R. et al. v. Strange and Birch (originally Dreyfus and Porter) Settlement Agreement and informs and provides oversight for high-level policy-making, program planning, decision-making, and for the implementation of Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe).
For more information about our local King County WISe, contact Wraparound@KingCounty.gov
Through respectful partnerships, families, youth, systems, and communities collaborate, influence, and provide leadership to address challenges and barriers by promoting cohesive behavioral health services for children, youth, and families in Washington State.
Council Members are leaders within family-led and youth-guided organizations or programs representing or serving different constituencies and communities. Over time non-affiliated family and youth with deep experience in multiple systems and a desire to learn more about leadership and advocacy will be added to the council.
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.