What is a strength and needs assessment?
The family strengths and needs assessment (FSNA) is used to evaluate the presenting strengths and barriers that caregivers encounter when trying to provide safety, permanency, and well-being for their children.
How do you pass cans?
To administer the CANS, you must be certified by the PRAED Foundation. Once you pass the certification test, your certification is valid for one year. You must pass the certification test annually to be certified. There are no training or certification requirements in order to complete the PSC-35.
What are the cans?
The CANS is a multiple purpose information integration tool that is designed to be the output of an assessment process. The purpose of the CANS is to accurately represent the shared vision of the child/youth serving system— children, adolescents, and families.
How long does the cans exam take?
Recommended time to take the exam is one hour.
How do you score a cans assessment?
1 = a score of 1 implies a good strength that can be made even stronger. 2 and 3 = Scores of 2 and 3 indicate a lack of strength in a particular area. A score of 2 means the child may have some potential for a strength in this area but this strength is not developed.
What is the purpose of the cans assessment?
The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Comprehensive Assessment is a multi- purpose tool developed to support care planning and level of care decision-making, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.
Who developed the cans?
John S. Lyons
Typically, consistent evaluation of vignettes at a reliability level of 0.70 is considered sufficient. John S. Lyons, Ph. D., Senior Policy Fellow at Chapin Hall, University of Chicago, created the CANS tool in collaboration with others.
What is Hild and Adolescent Needs and strengths?
The hild and Adolescent Needs and Strengths grew out of John Lyons work in modeling decision-making for psychiatric services. To assess appropriate use of psychiatric hospital and residential treatment services, the childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (CSPI) tool was created.
What is a cans assessment?
The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)is a multiple purpose information integration tool that is designed to be the output of an assessment process. The purpose of the CANS is to accurately represent the shared vision of the youth/youth serving system—children, youth, and families.
How do I write an assessment for my child?
You can start your assessment with any of the sections—Life Domain Functioning or Behavioral/Emotional Needs, Risk Behaviors or Youth Strengths, or Caregiver Resources & Needs—this is your judgment call. Sometimes, people need to talk about needs before they can acknowledge strengths.
How do we determine how our supports are helping?
One way we determine how our supports are helping to alleviate suffering and restore functioning is by re-assessing needs, adjusting treatment or service plans, and tracking change. It is a Communication Tool.