Meaningful Use of the CANS: Collaborative Treatment Planning
Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management(TCOM)facilitates the understanding of the needs and strengths of the person or people served, and brings to bear effective interventions that will help change lives. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths(CANS) the means by which TCOM happens. A person-centered tool that provides valuable information to youth, caregivers and providers, the CANS helps with decision support and planning. The planning process, however, is often neither transparent nor collaborative, and may not always be data-driven. This workshop will provide a refresher on core TCOM concepts, the fundamentals of teaming, collaborative assessment and consensus building when using the CANS. A framework for collaborative planning rooted in the CANS, TCOM and the values of youth/family-centered practice will be revisited and its application within teaming will be discussed. The presentation will provide opportunities to explore the development of plan goals that address identified CANS items in a manner that is truly collaborative with youth and families.
• Describe the consensus-building process
• Articulate the use of needs and strengths in developing plans for children, youth and families.
• Describe how to use CANS items to celebrate successes and support transitions.
Target Audience: Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Staff and contracted agencies.
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PowerPoint/Handouts: Please go to the following link to print your own copy: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/bhd-p/