CANS Training Days-April in Spokane

From Yakima, April headed straight for Spokane. Washington State is ok, not bad, pretty, GORGEOUS in the fall! Now we know where April is, but why is she there??? One of more widely known tools of TCOM is the CANS. The Child and Adolescent Strengths and Needs. It (like the other tools) focuses on identifying actionalbe needs and useful strengths. There are 6 essential Domains of the CANS called the CANS CORE. In these domains, there are various items that are completed together. It identifies your current strengths and needs. The scoring system… Read More

Collaborative Treatment Planning and Supervision-April in Yakima, WA

“Greetings from Yakima, WA where I am in the midst of doing a 1.5 day CANS Collaborative Treatment Planning and Supervision training with the team from the Children’s Administration at the DSHS Regional Office. Discussions on cultural humility and culturally responsive care have been lively, and folks are engaged in learning the TCOM treatment planning framework.” -April It’s hard to beat the views of fall in the NW! For everyone in the NW, we will be conducting trainings in WA for the next week. Want more information? Email us! Stay tuned for April’s… Read More

Working with the Chamarro Culture-John in Guam

Last week Dr. John Lyons headed to Guam to meet with folks to discuss the reliability and validity of the CANS and ANSA.  It’s not just about having the tools, it’s about how we use the framework of TCOM to implement and support all the work done with children and families. Here’s the whole crew after a long day of training! Glad to have great partners overseas with Guam Public Schools, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, and Guam System of Care!