King County Community Collaborative - Voice for Change and Empowerment (KC3)
Representing the Regional Family Youth System Round Table (FYSPRT)
The KC3 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 KC3 is a part of the governing infrastructure of the Washington State Children's Behavioral Health System that supports the strengthening sustainable resources by providing community-based approaches to address the individual behavioral health needs of children, youth, and families.
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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.
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.
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Become a change agent in your community!
Youth and Family voices bring compassion, understanding, and inspiration to system change. Your voice matters and the King County Community Collaborative 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.
What do Family Youth System Partner Round Tables (FYSPRTs) do?
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).
How do FYSPRTs work?
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.
FYSPRT members span across our communities!
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.
Learn more about KC3
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 Community Collaborative 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 Collaborative.
Plans and Assessments
- Family & Youth Council 5 Year Strategic Plan – in development
- Family & Youth Council Annual Plan
- Family & Youth Council Charter
- 2018 – 2019 Needs Assessment
- 2019 – 2020 Needs Assessment
- 2020 – 2021 Needs Assessment