Welcome

Washington State Community Connectors

Connecting families across Washington state to resources, training, and support.

Who We Are

We are a family-driven community of support for caregivers of children with a range of behavioral health needs, including mental health and substance use, as well as other disabilities and challenges within the educational and judicial systems and more. 

About Us

We empower families by providing training on systems in Washington state, including system navigation, leadership skills, and advocacy. This helps create better access to local health, education, and judicial systems for their children and the family as a whole, connecting them to the resources and knowledge that will allow them to be better advocates for their own family members and the community.

Upcoming Events

Social Media and Marketing Committee

Join one of our committees to support our work.

Community of Practice (COP)

In this meeting we explore and expand on the Leadership and Coaching Principles learned in the The Leadership Academy for Families and the Coach Approach for Families that were brought to us by Ellen B. Kagen.

Anyone wishing to learn more about leadership is welcome to join.

Thriving Thursday May

Our weekly community check in and wellness time. Drop in any time!

SUD Family Navigator Training presented by WSCC in partnership with PEER Kent and HCA

This 16 hour training is for parents and family members of a person with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This is a Healthcare Authority (HCA) approved curriculum created to assist parents, caregivers and other family members in understanding SUD and providing helpful support to the individual they are supporting.

SUD Family Navigator Training presented by WSCC in partnership with PEER Kent and HCA

This 16 hour training is for parents and family members of a person with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This is a Healthcare Authority (HCA) approved curriculum created to assist parents, caregivers and other family members in understanding SUD and providing helpful support to the individual they are supporting.

Thriving Thursday May

Our weekly community check in and wellness time. Drop in any time!

Thriving Thursday June

Our weekly community check in and wellness time. Drop in any time!

Thriving Thursday June

Our weekly community check in and wellness time. Drop in any time!

SUD Family Navigator Training

In March 2021, WSCC was awarded a special funding grant from the Health Care Authority/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to create a community-based family program to develop Family Navigators across Washington State. These Family Navigators will be trained with the most up-to-date information around Substance Use Disorder (SUD), addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.

Upcoming Events

FAMILY, YOUTH, SYSTEM PARTNER ROUNDTABLE

The Southwest Family, Youth, System Partner Roundtable is a community-based group of youth, families, community members, and system partners that meet monthly to address challenges, barriers, and successes in the behavioral health system in Clark and Skamania Counties. Youth and family members have an equal voice at the table. Our regional FYSPRT has a direct line of communication to state leaders through Statewide FYSPRT meetings. YOU HAVE A VOICE AND WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Southwest FYSPRT

Meets virtually on the 3rd Monday of each month from 4pm-6pm

Social Media and Marketing Committee

Join one of our committees to support our work.

Community of Practice (COP)

In this meeting we explore and expand on the Leadership and Coaching Principles learned in the The Leadership Academy for Families and the Coach Approach for Families that were brought to us by Ellen B. Kagen.

Anyone wishing to learn more about leadership is welcome to join.

Thriving Thursday May

Our weekly community check in and wellness time. Drop in any time!

Our
Programs

Please let WSCC know if you would like your organization’s information posted that supports Integrated Behavioral Health matters throughout Washington State.

Events

WSCC hosts 2 signature events every year The Children's Behavioral Health Summit (CBHS) and the Parent Training Weekend.

Training and Technical Assistance

WSCC offers a wide variety of training and Technical assistance.

WACBH Statewide Family Network

The goal of WACBHSFN is to enhance family voice at the local and state levels.

Our Community

WSCC is a diverse and inclusive community of Washington state parents, caregivers, and behavioral health professionals. While we come from all walks of life, we have something in common—a passion for advocacy and support of other caregivers to children with behavioral health challenges. We are committed to providing training, connection, and collaboration to Washington state families who are seeking family support as well as services and help for their children. Whether you’re interested in becoming a Community Connector or you need assistance connecting with services, we are so glad you’re here!