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Share : Learn : Change

The North Sound Youth and Family Coalition (YFC) gathers every month to share our thoughts, listen, and learn from others. Here, different perspectives work together to build relationships and create change in behavioral health/mental health services.

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SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT MEETING!

YFC meets over Zoom the 2nd Monday of every month from 4-6 PM. Please click here for agendas and minutes from previous meetings. As a bonus, fill out our meeting evaluation and get a $25 GrubHub gift card. Youth and family participants will get an additional $10 for household members 10 and under and $25 for household members 11 and up.

https://zoom.us/j/99826854384?pwd=K1M5M2hwME1nZFJkTzI4YWR5aHpXQT09
Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 998 2685 4384
Password: 655199



Part of the Children’s Behavioral
Health Governance Structure

North Sound YFC is the regional Family, Youth, System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT) for the North Sound area (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan counties). FYSPRTs inform and provide oversight for high-level policy-making, program planning, and decision-making in the child and youth behavioral/mental health system in Washington state.

Leadership Opportunity for Young People (and Supportive Adults)

North Sound Youth and Family Coalition (YFC) is actively recruiting young people to lead YFC in a youth-centered, data-driven project to improve behavioral health services for young people in our region – that’s mental health and substance use treatment. Coming from an intersectional, antiracist framework, this project is designed to foster youth leadership by giving them all of the information and tools they need to develop and conduct a research project, make data-driven recommendations to YFC, create a youth-led outreach plan that is truly inclusive, and recommend changes to YFC that support our vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The time commitment is approximately 20 hours, spread out over 14 weeks via Zoom. Space is limited. We are prioritizing participation of young people who are in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder; are Black, Brown, or Indigenous; and/or are LGBTQ+.

STIPEND AVAILABLE – details at the information sessions. Sign up below to learn more:


Ready to make a commitment to this project? Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equity-and-inclusion-yfc-style-tickets-140418580755

Date and time details are in the infographic.

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Have a Voice. Be Heard.

“The North Sound Youth and Family Coalition helps me to stay in the loop with what's happening in the behavioral health system at the county, state and federal level. This impacts all of us on an individual level and I appreciate the opportunity to have my voice among the conversations happening in Washington state.”

- Nina Weaver

“As a community member of Skagit County, I am moved by the ideas and conversations that are generated within the Coalition. It is wonderful to see the commitment to improving the well-being of families and youth from so many people in our region.”

- Alicia Hughes

News & Articles of Interest

www.intheforefront.org/help

Forefront Cares

 25 JULY 2017  Alicia Hughes

I recently learned about Forefront Suicide Prevention wanted to share this resource out to our community. Here is a little more about Forefront: Mission: Forefront advances innovative approaches to suicide prevention through policy change, professional training, campus...

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The History of WISe

8 MAY 2019

Washington State’s Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) began in 2014 and is designed to provide intensive support and services to assist youth and families in achieving wellness and safety, and to strengthen communities.

WISe is now statewide as of June 30, 2018.

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