The mission of Washington State’s ten Regional, Family, Youth, and System Partner Round Tables (FYSPRTs) is to bring all necessary parties together to make continuous improvement to children’s behavioral health services and supports. Regional FYSPRTs strive to provide an equitable forum for families, youth, systems, and communities to strengthen and sustain community resources that effectively address the individualized behavioral health needs of children, youth, and families.
Regional FYSPRTs play a critical role within the Children’s Behavioral Health Governance Structure, in informing and providing oversight for high-level policy-making, program planning, and decision-making, and for the implementation of the T.R. Settlement Agreement.
State and Regional Family, Youth, and System Round Tables (FYSPRTs) were developed under the Washington State System of Care (SOC) Expansion Project as a key component for ensuring behavioral health and other public child-, youth-, and family-serving systems in Washington State are coordinated. It is also expected that the systems will be family-driven and youth-guided, community-based, and culturally and linguistically competent.
The FYSPRT vision is that, through respectful partnerships, families, youth, systems and communities will effectively collaborate to proactively influence, and provide leadership to address challenges and barriers faced by the behavioral health service system for children, youth and families in Washington State.
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