Resource Engagement for Adolescents and Children (REACh)
In partnership with the Health Care Authority, the Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health (Administrative Services Organization) [SCRBH (ASO)] will begin implementation of the Resource Establishment for Adolescents and Children (REACh) starting July 1, 2023. This program was created out of the recognized need for additional support and connection to community resources and intensive services for youth in emergency department settings or experiencing behavioral health crises. This collaborative effort is accomplished through an identified steering committee and use of Multisystem Team (MST) meetings. The MST meetings are comprised of cross-system partners and can be requested by youth, families, community providers, and others for the purposes of resource identification, connection to appropriate services, crisis planning, and care coordination between providers and agencies with the goal of assisting in the behavioral health recovery of the youth.
The mission of REACh is to create a safe, welcoming, equitable, and valued resource for youth and their families in the Spokane Regional Service Area (SRSA) in need of support and connection to behavioral health services or other identified resources. Recognizing that youth and families are the experts of their own lives, the goal of REACh is to ensure service recommendations and resources align with family values and goals, to promote increased health and wellness through behavioral health recovery and resiliency.
Through the inclusion of community collaboration and cross-system partnerships, our vision is to prioritize and improve access to appropriate services and reduce behavioral health crises for the most vulnerable youth in our region.
The SCRBH (ASO) values the Individual through a caring and empathetic perspective, recognizing each person’s strengths, goals, and desires in their behavioral health recovery through culturally empowered and equitable care, delivered in a safe and trusting environment.
Youth Regional Behavioral Health Navigation Program: Linking Arms to Support the Needs of Kids and Families Across WA
The Health Care Authority (HCA) is partnering with Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County (KMHPC) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to stand up Youth Regional Behavioral Health Navigation teams to focus on improved collaborative communication, service connection processes, and the deployment of Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT), all of which are designed to improve access to and the coordination of services for children and youth experiencing behavioral health challenges. Requests for support for young people needing intensive services will be prioritized by the Navigation teams. Join us for a collaborative conversation about this new resource and how we are bringing the community into the continuum of care.