News and Events2022-11-29T21:02:51-08:00

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FYSPRTs “informs and provides oversight for high-level policy-making, program planning, decision-making, and for the implementation of this agreement, including the implementation of Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe).”Family Youth System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT) | Washington State Health Care Authority

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Governor proclamation: “Many of Washington’s children and youth are experiencing a significant mental and behavioral health crisis”- Washington state declares Children and Youth Mental Health Crisis Governor Inslee Emergency Proclamation: Child and Youth Mental Health Crisis

1 year into “declaring the youth mental health crisis a national emergency”– read more from the American Academy of Pediatrics

“Children’s hospitals have seen a steep rise in the number of emergency department (ED) and inpatient visits for suicidal thoughts or self-harm, with visits more than doubling since 2016.” Learn more from Children’s Hospital Association Focusing on Children’s Mental Health (childrenshospitals.org)

Key bipartisan bills introduced in the House and Senate provide much-needed investment in the nation’s mental health infrastructure for children” Read more here: Addressing Kids’ Mental Health in Congress (childrenshospitals.org)

“For the 2022 legislative session, the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group (CYBHWG) recommended the development of a Statewide Prenatal through 25 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan)… The goal of the strategic plan is to develop longer term, system-wide strategies to ensure access to high-quality equitable care and supports in behavioral health education and promotion, prevention, intervention, recovery and ongoing well-being….” Get current updates here  Prenatal through 25 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan – Advisory Committee Kickoff (govdelivery.com)

Telehealth Expands – what it is and what it covers Telehealth and behavioral health | Telehealth.HHS.gov

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