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Youth n action
Youth ‘N Action

Statewide youth advocacy program that exists to empower at-risk youth aged 14−24 to bring youth voice to the System of Care and public policy to make positive differences in their lives,communities, and systems that serve them

Five core functions of yna
Five Core Functions of YNA

Youth Leadership

  • Provide youth with opportunities to give more and become more in their community

    Technical Assistance and Outreach

  • Assist communities in developing youth driven programming within their system of care and establishing youth partnerships


  • Promote youth voice within the system of care and public policy

Five core functions of yna1
Five Core Functions of YNA

Peer Support

  • YNA lead the development of the first Medicaid-reimbursable peer counseling training for youth and families in Washington State

    Accountability and Sustainability

  • YNA youth evaluators are currently interviewing youth, family, and system partners statewide to assess the implementation of the System of Care approach statewide

Youth and family enagagement sat ed year 1 project
Youth and Family Enagagement SAT-ED Year 1 Project

Consultation with the two primary community-based provider sites in Port Angeles and Aberdeen, WA

  • Assist in the development of strategies to increase youth and family engagement in policy, planning, and service delivery for the SAT-ED project.

  • Learn communities strengths, challenges, and opportunities with youth involvement.

  • Identify, review, and develop of peer support models and programs.

Youth involvement in recovery oriented services

Youth and Family Engagement SAT-ED Year 1 Project

Two Youth Voice and Leadership Development Trainings

  • Provided by National SOC consultant LorrinGhering and Youth ‘N Action youth leaders

    System feedback consultation groups with youth participants in the SAT-ED communities

  • Opportunity to use skills learned in training and provide feedback to the system on how to move forward with youth involvement in their Recovery-Oriented System of Care

Combined efforts system of care and sat ed
Combined Efforts System of Care and SAT-ED

  • Youth ‘N Action members to conduct System of Care Surveys in the SAT-ED communities using SOC Expansion Rating Tool

  • Regional Family Youth System Partners Roundtables (FYSPRTs)

  • Youth Recovery Events, Digital Story Telling

What is the family youth system partner roundtable fysprt model
What Is the Family Youth System Partner Roundtable (FYSPRT) Model?

The FYSPRT Model creates a platform for family, youth, and system partnership. It is also a valuable tool for creating a sustainable platform for family/youth voice, which can bring value on multiple levels. The FYSPRT model is based on the following values…

  • Respect

  • Equity

Family youth system partner roundtables fysprt
Family Youth System Partner Roundtables - FYSPRT

  • System of Care governance structure that includes families youth and system partners in the WA State System of Care

  • Youth and family members are key participants

  • Provide feedback and information dissemination to the system at a local, regional, and statewide level

  • Focus is on youth and family services

  • The purpose is to promote comprehensive, integrated services for youth that are youth and family driven

Youth involvement in recovery oriented services

Washington State Systems of Care Project

Systems of Care (SOC) Executive Team

Secretary and Assistant Secretaries

Tribal Leadership

Family and Youth Leadership

OSPI,DOH,HCA Leadership

Work Groups

Statewide FYSPRT


SOC Family & Youth Leads

Governmental Partners: Tribal Representative

System Partners :


1 to 3 Representatives from each of the 4 Regional FYSPRT’s


** Authority Detailed in Charter

Cross System Initiative Team

Workforce Development

Community Collaboration Team

This temporaryteam will merge into the Regional FYSPRT or the Statewide FYSPRT team as selected.

Facilitation Team

Family & Youth Leads, Research Lead, SOC Staff

Data, Evaluation & Quality Assurance

Policy & Practice

Southwest Washington

Family Youth & System Partners Round Table

Lead Organization:


Southeast Washington

Family Youth & System Partners Round Table

Lead Organization:

NAMI Yakima

Northwest Washington

Family Youth & System Partners Round Table

Lead Organization:

Sound Mental Health Family Network Resource Group

Northeast Washington

Family Youth & System Partners Round Table

Lead Organization:

Passages Spokane

Regional FYSPRT Membership includes representation from community partners such as:

Family and Youth Organizations, Tribes, Schools, Ethnic Groups, Faith Community, MH &CD Providers, RSN,CA, JRA, Law Enforcement, Probation

Youth involvement in recovery oriented services

Statewide Family Youth and System Partners Round Table (FYSPRT)


System of Care (SOC) Family and Youth Leads

Governmental Partners

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Lead

Department of Health (DOH) Lead

Health Care Authority (HCA) Lead

Tribal Representative

System Partners

Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR)

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Children’s Administration (CA)

Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA)

Office of Superintendent and Public Instruction (OSPI)

One to three representatives from each of the four regional FYSPRTs

Tamara l johnson contact information
Tamara L. Johnson (FYSPRT) Contact Information

Roles—Statewide Program Manager, Youth ‘N ActionYouth Lead for System of Care Implementation, Washington StateDivision of Behavioral Health and Recovery ServicesOperating from—

Washington State University, Office of Research

Phone: 206-219-2403