What’s the Family Youth System Partner Roundtable (FYSPRT) Objective?

FYSPRT is a monthly roundtable meeting between families, youth, system partners, and anyone else that wants to impact public mental health services. The objective is to engage in conversations that improve and strengthen community based behavioral health approaches for children, youth and their families.


Why Should You Participate?

As a recipient, provider or administrator of public mental health services you have an important perspective and your voice is needed to help with real system change. The FYSPRT Roundtables are your opportunity to be sure that your voice is heard. The family, youth, and system partner roundtables are designed for all participants to work together in equal partnership to help make systems better for families and youth.


Mission Statement:

The mission of Washington State’s ten Regional Family, Youth, and System Partner Round Tables (FYSPRTs) is to bring all necessary parties together to contribute to 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. As described further below, Regional FYSPRTs will:

  • Convene a broad array of stakeholders to collect, review, and/or interpret relevant data and evaluation results and develop system improvement strategies;
  • Serve as a mechanism for bringing voices from local communities into one regional entity;
  • Respond to calls for feedback from higher level entities such as the Statewide FYSPRT, relevant state agencies, and DSHS’ cross-system Executive Leadership Team(ELT);
  • Regularly develop formal reports (e.g., regional needs assessments) for review by higher-level entities who can then act accordingly through policy, fiscal, regulatory, and other actions;
  • Receive regular reports from higher-level entities on priorities for action and policy, fiscal, regulatory, and other actions taken in response to input from the regions.


 Vision Statement:

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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The FYSPRT Model Is Based On A Value System Of:

Respect – Families, youth and system partners can all value from what each brings to the table.

Equity – All members have value and expertise in a particular area and all expertise is valued equally.

Reciprocity – There’s an expectation that all members will give and receive in achieving the group’s goals.

Partnership – Families, youth and system partners will work together to find solutions that work for everyone.


Northeast FYSPRT  is funded by the Spokane County Regional Behavioral Administrative Services Organization and the Washington State Health Care Authority.

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