About SYNC

Frequently Asked Questions:

The Salish Youth Network Collaborative (SYNC) supports youth with complex behavioral health needs and their families to:

  • Connect to resources
  • Coordinate existing and new support partners
  • Gather a Multidisciplinary team (MDT) in a meeting to discuss needs, share ideas for next steps and make a plan for follow up
  • *SYNC is a voluntary program.

SYNC provides support to:

  • School age youth ages 5-18 with complex behavioral health needs.
  • On a case-by-case basis, SYNC may be able to provide services to individuals birth to 21.
  • Youth living in Clallam, Jefferson, or Kitsap Counties.
  • Priority is given to youth in emergency departments and/or other non-treatment facilities needing additional support.

Do participants need a certain insurance?

No. Anyone can participate whether they have no insurance, Medicaid/Apple Health, or private insurance.

How do you make a SYNC request?

Who can refer a youth to SYNC?

  • Anyone who has direct contact with the youth and has a reason.
  • This may include the youth (if age 13 or older), a guardian, school staff, community behavioral health organizations, juvenile justice staff, and more.

How long will it take me to submit a SYNC Request?

  • It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete the request.

What happens after I submit a SYNC Request?

  • A member of the SYNC team will reach out to the person that made the referral to learn more about the youth and their needs.
  • The SYNC Staff, youth, and their family will create a plan on next steps based on the needs of the youth that can include:
    • Providing resource information
    • Helping navigating systems and coordinating existing or new services
    • Scheduling and facilitating of Multidisciplinary Team Meeting(s)
    • Developing a plan for follow up