Cultural Responsibility-April in Kent, WA

April rounds off her Washington whirlwind adventure with one last stop in Kent, WA (just an hour or so away from Seattle). Here she is working with a supervisor group focusing on how to provide culturally responsive care and work from a culturally humble approach. In our combined efforts to do so, the CANS Core has shifted items and domains to align with SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression). Items in the Strengths and Cultural Factors Domain, specifically, aim to be inclusive and relevant of all cultural/personal experiences and needs. A… Read More

Supervisor Training-April in Arlington, WA

From Yakima to Spokane to Arlington,  April continues her Washington adventure with another stop in Arlington, WA. April is conducting treatment planning and supervisor trainings to another great group at the WA State Department of Social and Health Services. The team here is using the CANS to support families and children involved in the child welfare system in WA. The purpose of becoming a trainer/SuperUser is to be able to train their staff and others on all of the TCOM tools. After you have completed your own training, you are now the… Read More

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