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Message ID: 9265
Date: 2012-10-19

Author:McLeod, Sandra

Subject:RE: CANS risk assessment

Glenn, I think that you may be looking for a resource from the Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s Agencies (WAFCA). You may want to visit the WAFCA website at http://www.wafca.org/CANS.htm for information about the history and description of their CANS (Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths) assessment tool. In addition, below are a couple of related documents from the Child Welfare Information Gateway library collection: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Version 2-2011: Birth to 5 Manual. Public Domain Praed Foundation. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. 2010 In his 2009-11 Biennial Budget, the Governor of Wisconsin initiated a number of changes to the state's child welfare system including a commitment to move to a single statewide standardized child assessment tool for all children entering out-of-home care. The Department of Children and Families, in consultation with stakeholders, selected the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment tool, an open domain tool for use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. Counties began using the CANS statewide for all children placed in foster homes in February 2011 and plans to implement use of the CANS for all children in out-of-home placements beginning January 2012. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment is an information integration tool. Its purpose is to represent the shared vision for a child -- a vision that should include the perspectives of the child, the family and all service providers. CANS is intended to facilitate effective communication for this vision at all levels of the care system. http://www.wafca.org/CANS.htm http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/memos/num_memos/DSP/2011/2011-03Birth_5_Manual.pdf Keywords: Wisconsin foster care foster children infants preschool children mental health assessment measures Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Version 2-2011: Children and Youth 5 to 17 Manual. Public Domain Praed Foundation. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. 2010 In his 2009-11 Biennial Budget, the Governor of Wisconsin initiated a number of changes to the state's child welfare system including a commitment to move to a single statewide standardized child assessment tool for all children entering out-of-home care. The Department of Children and Families, in consultation with stakeholders, selected the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment tool, an open domain tool for use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. Counties began using the CANS statewide for all children placed in foster homes in February 2011 and plans to implement use of the CANS for all children in out-of-home placements beginning January 2012. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment is an information integration tool. Its purpose is to represent the shared vision for a child -- a vision that should include the perspectives of the child, the family and all service providers. CANS is intended to facilitate effective communication for this vision at all levels of the care system. http://www.wafca.org/CANS.htm http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/memos/num_memos/DSP/2011/2011-035_17_Manual.pdf Keywords: Wisconsin foster care foster children mental health assessment measures I hope these resources are helpful. Regards, Sandi McLeod Child Welfare Technical Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children’s Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleod@childwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov Free Subscriptions: http://www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/ From: bounce-69372162-6834017@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-69372162-6834017@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Glenn Higgins Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 11:49 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers; child-maltreatment-research-l@cornell.edu Subject: CANS risk assessment It seems people often refers to the CANs risk assessment or risk needs and strengths assessment. I can't seem to find a copy of this instrument on line. Can someone please share the instrument or a link to a document that describes this instrument in detail? Thank you. GH.

Glenn, I think that you may be looking for a resource from the Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s Agencies (WAFCA). You may want to visit the WAFCA website at http://www.wafca.org/CANS.htm for information about the history and description of their CANS (Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths) assessment tool. In addition, below are a couple of related documents from the Child Welfare Information Gateway library collection: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Version 2-2011: Birth to 5 Manual. Public Domain Praed Foundation. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. 2010 In his 2009-11 Biennial Budget, the Governor of Wisconsin initiated a number of changes to the state's child welfare system including a commitment to move to a single statewide standardized child assessment tool for all children entering out-of-home care. The Department of Children and Families, in consultation with stakeholders, selected the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment tool, an open domain tool for use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. Counties began using the CANS statewide for all children placed in foster homes in February 2011 and plans to implement use of the CANS for all children in out-of-home placements beginning January 2012. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment is an information integration tool. Its purpose is to represent the shared vision for a child -- a vision that should include the perspectives of the child, the family and all service providers. CANS is intended to facilitate effective communication for this vision at all levels of the care system. http://www.wafca.org/CANS.htm http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/memos/num_memos/DSP/2011/2011-03Birth_5_Manual.pdf Keywords: Wisconsin foster care foster children infants preschool children mental health assessment measures Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Version 2-2011: Children and Youth 5 to 17 Manual. Public Domain Praed Foundation. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. 2010 In his 2009-11 Biennial Budget, the Governor of Wisconsin initiated a number of changes to the state's child welfare system including a commitment to move to a single statewide standardized child assessment tool for all children entering out-of-home care. The Department of Children and Families, in consultation with stakeholders, selected the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment tool, an open domain tool for use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. Counties began using the CANS statewide for all children placed in foster homes in February 2011 and plans to implement use of the CANS for all children in out-of-home placements beginning January 2012. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment is an information integration tool. Its purpose is to represent the shared vision for a child -- a vision that should include the perspectives of the child, the family and all service providers. CANS is intended to facilitate effective communication for this vision at all levels of the care system. http://www.wafca.org/CANS.htm http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/memos/num_memos/DSP/2011/2011-035_17_Manual.pdf Keywords: Wisconsin foster care foster children mental health assessment measures I hope these resources are helpful. Regards, Sandi McLeod Child Welfare Technical Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children’s Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleodchildwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov Free Subscriptions: http://www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/ From: bounce-69372162-6834017list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-69372162-6834017list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Glenn Higgins Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 11:49 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers; child-maltreatment-research-lcornell.edu Subject: CANS risk assessment It seems people often refers to the CANs risk assessment or risk needs and strengths assessment. I can't seem to find a copy of this instrument on line. Can someone please share the instrument or a link to a document that describes this instrument in detail? Thank you. GH.