Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
- Norín Dollard, PhD
The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Comprehensive Assessment is a multi-purpose tool developed to support care planning and level of care decision-making, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.
- To expand the use of evidence-based, ecological, and strengths-based assessment to support planning and service delivery.
- To provide certification and "train the trainer training” for the CANS comprehensive.
- To provide technical assistance on use of the CANS in planning, monitoring and evaluating services at the child and family, program and systems levels.
Long Term Impact
Systematic assessment of child and family needs and strengths guides service planning and delivery at the individual, program, and agency levels.
203 people were certified and recertified