TRAINING: CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) Training

  • Lincoln 1266 14th Street Oakland, CA, 94607 United States

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a multi-purpose tool developed for children’s services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.  

The CANS was developed from a communication perspective so as to facilitate the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans including the application of evidence-based practices.  The CANS is easy to learn and is well liked by parents, providers and other partners in the services system because it is easy to understand and does not necessarily require scoring in order to be meaningful to an individual child and family. 

Trainer: Nancy Harrington, LMFT, School Based Services Clinical Director, Alameda County