Goal #4

To increase access to high quality behavioral health supports through school districts by engaging in a family-driven, youth-guided process to identify training needs and opportunities to expand behavioral health engagement opportunities. 

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Action Plan

01

Endorse training opportunities that promote the needs and values identified by YFC members by inviting trainers to present their programs at YFC regional meetings. Endorse trainings on website if appropriate.

Target Date:

Ongoing

Progress: Ongoing

02

Promote the development of behavioral health clubs in schools and colleges. Identify models, reach out to current clubs, and work with students, staff, and faculty to develop clubs at schools.

Target Date: Begin in 2022-2023 school year and focus on one district per year.

Progress:

Not started

Definitions

  • By family-driven, we mean families have a primary decision-making role in the care of their own children as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community, state, tribe, territory, and nation.

  • By youth-guided, we mean young people have the right to be empowered, educated, and given a decision-making role in the care of their own lives as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all youth in the community, state, tribe, territory, and nation.

Benchmarks

  • YFC provides or endorses at least 6 trainings per year for system partners that align well with needs identified by youth and family partners.

  • YFC’s efforts to promote new mental health and SUD prevention clubs at schools will result in at least 2 student-run clubs in each county in the North Sound region.

  • Improve connections between behavioral health programs at colleges and universities and schools where students can complete internships with YFC or otherwise get credit for their involvement with System of Care work.