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Children's Behavioral Health Executive Leadership Team (CBH ELT)

The Children’s Behavioral Health Executive Leadership Team (CBH ELT) works cooperatively and collaboratively across systems to assist in building an integrated delivery system of effective services and supports for treating children and youth with emotional or behavioral health needs, and their families.

Read the charter.

2020 update

In 2019, the Children's Mental Health Workgroup (CMHWG) recommended replacing the CBH ELT with a Family Youth System Partner Round Tables (FYSPRT) subgroup within CMHWG.

Along with state agency representatives, the subgroup would include representatives from:

  • Community organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Tribes
  • Providers
  • Families and youth with lived experience in behavioral health services or other child serving systems

On January 27, 2020, the Health Care Authority (HCA) held an informational session regarding the role of the FYSPRT subgroup for work group members and others.

Read the notes and handouts.

What does the executive team do?

The executive team provides executive-level policy decisions related to cross-agency/cross-administration children’s behavioral health initiatives. Decisions are made within the context of the Washington Children’s Behavioral Health Principles (Appendix A of the charter):

  • Family and youth voice and choice
  • Team based
  • Natural supports
  • Collaboration
  • Home and community-based
  • Culturally relevant
  • Individualized
  • Strength based
  • Outcome-based
  • Unconditional

Responses to challenges brought forward by the statewide FYSPRT

The executive team responds to statewide Family Youth System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT) recommendations.

Learn more about the statewide FYSPRT on our Family Youth System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT) page.

Meetings and materials

Meetings were held as needed.



December 13

Meeting notes

November 8

Meeting notes

October 11 Meeting notes
September 13 Meeting notes
August 9 Meeting notes
July 12 Meeting notes
June 14 Meeting notes
May 10 Meeting notes
April 12 Meeting notes
March 8 Meeting notes
January 5 Meeting notes



November 14

Meeting notes

June 7

Meeting notes

March 22 Meeting notes


Kristen Royal
Email: kristen.royal@hca.wa.gov