To nurture a culture of intersectional, antiracist social equity.
Research the demographic make-up of the region to identify the racial, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, and socioeconomic status of the population by % of the total.
Target Date: In 2021 and every even year thereafter.
Create a plan to include historically excluded communities in the Strengths and Needs Assessment.
Every even year.
Provide education and support for parents and caregivers of children and youth most likely to experience negative outcome disparities.
Promote or sponsor two opportunities per year.
By antiracist we mean that we champion policies and ideas that correct racial disparities by prioritizing the wellbeing of those impacted by outcome disparities; specifically, we are referring to Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Migrant people and those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Non-Binary, Queer, or Two-Spirit.
By social equity we mean equity in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, and socioeconomic status, as demonstrated by equitable and meaningful youth and family participation for all five counties in the North Sound region.
By intersectional we mean that we do our best to account for the complex, cumulative ways in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination combine, overlap, or intersect.
YFC membership closely mirrors the racial, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, and socioeconomic status of the region.
Youth, parents, family members, and community members who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, or Migrant, and those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Non-Binary, Queer, or Two-Spirit, experience YFC as positive, safe, and brave (as reported by meeting evaluation data).
Youth, parents, family members, and community partners from traditionally marginalized communities share their experiences and feedback about the behavioral health system (as reported in YFC surveys, including meeting evaluations and Strengths and Needs Assessment data).