The Praed Foundation provides this site to facilitate training and certification on a variety of outcomes management tools including the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), the Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST), the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA), and the Readiness Inventory for Successful Entrepreneurship (RISE). In addition to training on these tools, certification and recertification is provided. Administrators can track the certification status of their staff through administrative access features.

This site is provided to trainees at a cost to promote the widespread application of these communimetric approaches. The site is organized by jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions purchase this site for use by people working in that jurisdiction. Other jurisdictions utilize a pay as you go fee for use of the site. This payment can be made by charge card or it is possible to purchase coupons for any of the sites by contacting the support desk

For those of you who already have access to, here is a comprehensive PDF on how to navigate the site how-to-navigate-the-cans-training-website-11292016

For a quick guide on how to complete a CANS, FAST, or ANSA, view the Tip Sheets Below!



Defining a NEED and a STRENGTH

Defining a Caregiver

TCOM’s Targetted Tools

Using the Data

Equality vs. Equity


Complicated versus Complex: Implications for Collaboration

Lean Management and TCOM

Any additional questions about the training site? Add a comment below and we will answer!

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  1. I completed the San Mateo County youth probation CANS training in August and am trying to take CANS test and I’m not sure where to find it


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  3. I am trying to take the San Mateo Co CANS Juvenile Justice exam to obtain trainer certification but my account says it needs to be renewed. I am not sure how to proceed. I have a code given to me by my employer.


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