Training Location: Zoom Meeting
Webcam and audio are required for participation.
The Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) are communimetric tools that are used by providers to help structure the treatment planning and review process. The ANSA is a multi-purpose tool developed for an adult's behavioral health 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 Comprehensive version of Texas is an open domain assessment tool for the use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. It was developed to support care planning and level of care decision making, to facilitate quality improvement efforts and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. It facilitates the linkage between the assessment process of identifying the needs and strength of the child and the caregiver and the creation of individualized service plans and the selection of evidence based practices used.
For additional information on the ANSA, please see: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/trr/cans/
For additional information on the CANS, please see: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/trr/cans/
To become trained/certified on the CANS or ANSA, please go to: https://www.schoox.com/academy/CANSAcademy/register
For any questions regarding online certification, TCOMtraining.com site access, coupons, or problems registering for TCOMTraining.com, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Centralized Training does NOT oversee Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website. For questions or concerns regarding ANSA or CANS online only certification available on Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website please contact the Praed Foundation via email: email@example.com
To become certified as a ANSA or CANS SuperUser you must complete an in-person or Zoom Super User training.
Children and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)/Adult Strengths and Needs Assessment (ANSA) Super User Virtual Training
This two-day virtual training will enhance the knowledge of certified users by developing skills in using the instrument(s) to engage individuals in care, translate identified needs into treatment/recovery goals, and monitor outcomes at the individual and local level. The CANS/ANSA Local Expert trainings will target team leads, supervisors, or staff members who will be designated as the "Local Expert" in the CANS or ANSA. Both the ANSA and CANS will be covered within this two-day training. This virtual training is intended for those seeking Super User status, not for those who already have.
Prerequisites and Materials:
All will be available on the Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website (TCOM) which may require a second registration.
Instructions on how to register and access materials on the Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website (TCOM) will be emailed directly to registered participants.
Participants must be certified at the trainer level by achieving a certification score of 0.80 or higher on the online ANSA or CANS. This should be done on https://www.schoox.com/academy/CANSAcademy/register
This virtual training provides 9 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Peer Specialist, Supported Employment Specialist and Certified Family Partner. Upon successful completion of this virtual training, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.