Trainer(s): CYFD-Behavioral Health Services and NM Wraparound Endorsed Coaches
6 Social Work CEUs (Also Accepted by the NM Counseling Board)
CANS is a collaboratively completed measure of youth strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making, including level of care and intervention planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. This training provides an overview of the CANS overall framework, key concepts and how its multilevel approach directly benefits children and families. The principles and best practices in using the CANS as an assessment strategy, a communication framework, and tools to monitor outcomes and inform care plans will also be addressed. Using mock vignettes and small group activities, this 6-hour, interactive session will prepare users for certification and use of the CANS.
This training is a part of the Facilitator-in-Training track required prior to certification as a Wraparound Facilitator. Those not on the FIT track may also take this training, on a space available basis and upon CYFD approval, for general knowledge or CEU credit. Select trainings can also be taken for continuing education credits required for Certified Wraparound Facilitator recertification.
*Prerequisite: Foundations of Wraparound Practice Training