This one-day workshop provides participants an understanding of how California will use the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) in collaborative action planning, meeting the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) vision for creating behavioral objectives with families and teams. The ICPM articulates the shared values, core components and standards of practice reflecting findings of current research that demonstrate how collaborative and integrated family services work best in meeting the complex needs of children, youth, nonminor dependents and families involved with multiple, government-funded organizations.

The CANS is a multi-purpose tool designed to be the output of a collaborative assessment process. It supports care planning and decision-making, facilitates quality improvement initiatives, and allows for monitoring of outcomes and services.

Using vignettes and small group activities, this full-day, interactive session will review core CANS concepts and prepare users to use the CANS in coordinating case and treatment plans through a collaborative process. Principles and best practices in using the CANS in child family teams (CFTs) for engagement, care coordination and optimization of plans will be addressed.

Please note: This training does not provide preparation for certification in the CANS.

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