TCOM Conference

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Each year, the Praed Foundation hosts a 3-day international conference. Formerly known as the CANS Conference, the annual TCOM Conference is held in the fall of each year in a variety of cities across the country. We have attendees and presentations from almost every state and a few countries each year that are reflective of the use of TCOM and it’s tools. For those of you who are new to the team, TCOM stands for TRANSFORMATIONAL COLLABORATIVE OUTCOMES MANAGEMENT. TCOM is the conceptual framework for the ANSA, CANS and FAST.

History of the Conference:

The annual TCOM Conference started in 2004 and was originally branded as the CANS Conference. The CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) was the first tool developed under the TCOM framework in the theory of Communimetrics. Since then, the entire collaboration has grown and the tools have expanded to reflect the breadth and depth of the population we all serve.

Who Attends the Conference:

For nearly two decades, the national TCOM Conference has provided a platform for the field to meet up, develop their skills, and share their knowledge.

We invite all that are interested in TCOM or curious about the work that we do to attend our annual event. Presentation topics vary from data analytics, implementation, family support, and many others. We hope all that are involved in TCOM (research, coaching, family advocates, and more) attend our annual TCOM Conference.

Conference announcements will be posted here on the blog.

How to Support the Conference:

Become a sponsor! The work we do would not be possible without the support of our great sponsors. Contact for our Sponsor Book,

Past Conferences:

17th Annual TCOM Conference 2021-Virtual

16th Annual TCOM Conference 2020-Virtual

15th Annual TCOM Conference 2019-Palm Springs, CA

14th annual TCOM Conference 2018-Chicago, IL

13th Annual TCOM Conference-San Antonio, TX

12th Annual TCOM Conference-Princeton, NJ