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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Our mission is to create an inclusive space for our community to be heard. In sharing stories of lived experiences, we bring forward the needs, strengths, and opportunities of the current behavioral health system. By taking the challenges and addressing them collectively, we create system change and resolution.
Together families, youth, communities, and systems will support opportunities to improve the resilience and recovery for all individuals who experience behavioral health challenges. Using an equity lens, we strive to acknowledge and address the disparities within all marginalized communities.
King County contracts with Guided Pathways Support (GPS) for Youth and Families to serve as the KC3 convening organization. For more information, please see the GPS website, https://www.guidedpathways.org/about/volunteer/.
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
KC3 is the Regional FYSPRT and is part of the structure as shown below on the Child, Youth and Family Behavioral Health Governance Structure Diagram.
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
- 2022 - 2023 Needs Assessment
- 10-2022 Workplan
- 4-2023 Workplan
- 10-2023 Workplan
- GPS 2023 FYSPRT Survey Presentation
King County Community Collaborative (KC3) Tri-Leads
Pattie Marshall, KC3 Convener, firstname.lastname@example.org
LeChez Bowzer, KC3 Coordinator, email@example.com
King County Community Collaborative (KC3) Tri-Leads, firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of Youth Tri-lead:
Co-Youth Tri-lead (if applies):
Cole Devlin (mentoring role)
Name of Family Tri-lead:
Co-Family Tri-lead (if applies):
Melody Parshall (mentoring role)
Name of System Partner Tri-lead:
Co-System Partner Tri-lead (if applies):
LeChez Bowser (KC3 Coordinator)
Pattie Marshall (KC3 Convener, Executive Director of Guided Pathways Support for Youth and Families)