The theory of Communimetrics was developed by Dr. John S Lyons. (Email  us if you’d like a copy!) It is a Communication Theory of Measurement specific to Human Service Settings.

From that theory came the TCOM Framework-Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management. The TCOM Framework consists of a set of Guiding Principles and Core Values that are all centered on how to provide the best and most support to all those in need.

For those who interact with the Tools of TCOM (i.e. CANS, FAST, ANSA, etc) you all know the depth potential of the information, but tools of TCOM have been adapted to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities all over the world. Visit each post below to see a variety of applications of the TCOM Tools and the Communimetric Theory in action.

Singapore: CANS/FAST use in Singapore

St. Petersburg, Russia: Adaptation of the CANS and ANSA in Russia

New Jersey, USA: The Role of the CANS in Reducing Residential Treatment Placement and Length of Stay in New Jersey

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: The HEADS-ED: A Rapid Mental Health Screening Tool for Children and Youth

Milan, Italy: Italy Hosts their First TCOM Conference


The CANS-CSE: Helping Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

The Rise: The RISE: A Tool for Fostering Entrepreneurship in Human Service Settings