Welcome to a new series focusing on Adult Mental Health. This month you will hear from members of the TCOM collaborative about their experiences working with and navigating the system of adult care. From clinicians to researchers, they share their approach to supporting the vast needs of the adult population.
Just as the CANS is a tool for understanding the needs and strengths of children and adolescents, the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) is a multi-purpose tool developed for adults behavioral health services. The ANSA supports decision making to facilitate quality improvement initiatives and allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. The ANSA was developed from the Communimetric theory to facilitate the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans.
To learn more about the ANSA, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the tool.
AUTHORS OF THIS SERIES:
Ella Jackson, MA, LMFT
Clinical Specialist, Sonoma County Behavioral Health
Robert Shearer, MD
Michael K. Schmit, PhD, LPC
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
Betty Walton, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Research Professor, Indiana University of Social Work
Hea-Won Kim, PhD, MSSW
Associate Professor, Indiana University of Social Work