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Committees and Workgroups

Are you looking for a way to make a difference or a place to volunteer? WSCC has many opportunities for those who want to make a difference. This page shows the current Workgroups and Committees that are volunteer-run and making great things happen throughout the organization and the state.

Committee/Work Group Member Commitment Form

Through our Statewide Family Network, WSCC provides a safe space for our community to provide input on our organizational work and Behavioral Health services available in our state. 

Social Marketing and Communications Committee

3rd Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 PM

This committee aims to identify the gaps in areas we may need to improve and continue strengthening. This committee will also ensure we utilize the latest social media platforms and engage with the children’s behavioral health community in relevant and diverse ways.

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Advocacy Leadership and Training Committee

3rd Thursday 6:00–7:00 PM

This Committee will ensure that WSCC is providing access for parents/caregivers or other family members to advocacy resources, training, support and knowledge that will allow them to be better advocates for their own family members and the community.

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Board of Directors Capacity and Advisory Committee

3rd Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

We will provide a safe space intended to build capacity within the WSCC Board to include diversity and representation from different regions around the state. This committee will advise the Board on ways to strengthen and support WSCC to ensure a stable and impactful organization that continues to grow and bring positive change to the state for years to come.

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Equity, Inclusion, Diversity Committee

2nd Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm

We will establish procedures that ensure the work of WSCC will be done with EDI values at the forefront. Identify family leaders of marginalized communities & invite them to join us so their voices can be included in our work. Identify experts on this topic who can partner with us to provide training for the Community Connectors.

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Outpatient Services Workgroup

3rd Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

The goal is to identify barriers, gaps, and challenges statewide to accessing appropriate and effective outpatient children/youth behavioral health services. In turn, the workgroup will strategize and brainstorm potential solutions to recommend to WSCC to fill these gaps and move the work forward. The identified solutions will then be sent up the chain to our state partners at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to influence changes in our System of Care.

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In-patient Services Workgroup

2nd Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm
The goal is to identify barriers, gaps, and challenges statewide to accessing appropriate and effective in-patient children/youth behavioral health services. In turn, the workgroup will strategize and brainstorm potential solutions to recommend to WSCC to fill these gaps and move the work forward. The identified solutions will then be sent up the chain to our state partners at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to influence changes in our System of Care.

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Cross Systems Workgroup

3rd Mon 6:00-7:00pm
 The goal is to create work plans and find diverse partners to collaborate with WSCC to educate and assist families in becoming familiar with the benefits of having one treatment plan across all systems they may be involved in. The work plan will then be sent up the chain to our state partners at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to influence changes in our System of Care.

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Family Peer Leadership Workgroup

2nd Monday, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

We will identify barriers, gaps, and challenges in providing leadership opportunities and topic-specific training to support families in strengthening their toolboxes. The goal is to ensure WSCC is creating and providing training opportunities for individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of peer and family support and sharing partner organizations’ training. This workgroup will also provide recommendations to the Executive Director in planning the annual Children’s Behavioral Health Summit and Parent Weekend Training.

This Workgroup is full, please contact Krystal Livingston to be added to the waitlist.

WSCC Mission

Uniting Washington State family leaders in behavioral healthcare to strengthen children, youth, families, and community partnerships. We invite you to use your expertise and passion to make a difference in the lives of Washington families by becoming a committee or workgroup member that supports our Mission.

 

Volunteer expectations

  • Will attend 80% of meetings
  • Will give advance notice, whenever possible, when he/she cannot attend
  • Will attend one 1-2 hour monthly committee/workgroup meeting
  • Will attend one 2-hour WSCC all committee/workgroup meeting every other month

You are eligible for an honorarium of $50 per meeting for participating in these meetings.