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The University of Kentucky Center for Innovation in Population Health and the Praed Foundation are hosting a 3-day international 19th Annual TCOM Conference. Presentations at the annual conference reflect the use of Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) and its tools. TCOM is the conceptual framework for the ANSA, CANS, FAST, SSIT, CAT and other TCOM organizational tools. It is used to manage systems, organizations, and programs whose mission is to help people change their lives in an important way. For questions, visit the TCOM Conference Page on our blog or reach out to our conference lead, Farhad Rezaei, at

Program and Accreditation Information

This information will be announced Soon!

The Conference Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss how to communicate to families/individuals, and other professionals in the field through a common language.
  2. Review the TCOM framework and how it guides the development of a shared vision for the people we serve, providers and systems.
  3. Describe how to implement TCOM tools effectively.
  4. Use person-centered data to show change and outcomes.

Accessing the 2023 TCOM Conference

All attendees are encouraged to download the Webex Events app, which will be the personal guide to the 2023 TCOM Conference. The Webex Events App allows attendees to choose their agenda, see full session descriptions, view presentation slides, take CEU surveys, and more. A link and instructions will be provided to you (via email ) as we get closer to the event date.

Schedule at a Glance

Pre-Day Conference: Wednesday, October 4
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Roundtables
  • Short Courses
  • Poster Sessions
  • Networking Reception & Live Bluegrass Music
Conference Day 1: Thursday, October 5
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Keynotes
  • Award Luncheon
  • Breakout Sessions
Conference Day 2: Friday, October 6
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Keynotes
  • Breakout Sessions
Virtual Conference Day 1: Monday, October 9
  • Keynote – Live Session
  • Roundtables – Live Session
  • Breakout Sessions – Live Sessions
Virtual Conference Day 2: Tuesday, October 10
  • Keynote – Recording
  • Breakout Sessions – Recordings with discussions led by expert panelists

8:00 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 11:30 AM

1:30 - 4:00 PM

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Continental Breakfast
Long Course
Critical Race Theory
Long Course
Critical Race Theory
Poster Session Reception

Short Courses

Discover the Power of R Programming for Outcome Management: A Gentle Introduction for Beginners
“Never interfere with a strength to address a need!” The power of subjective wellbeing in the promotion of healing, recovery, and thriving
Enhancing Fathers’ Capacity to Promote Child Wellbeing
TCOM Trainer Booster
Join Us Under the Big Top: TCOM the Greatest Show on Earth


Transformational action to promote human thriving: The power of subjective well-being promotion
Cafe con TCOM
Power Shifting Tool in Community Organizing
TCOM Trainer Provider Collaborative
TCOM in Child Welfare

8:00 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 12:15 PM

Continental Breakfast
Keynote address by:
Dr. Andrew Winters, and Lizzie Minton, LCSW
Keynote address by:
Dr. Serenity Wright
Awards Luncheon
Presented by Dr. John Lyons

8:00 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:45 AM

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Continental Breakfast
Keynote address by:
Dr. Faith Summersett-Ringgold
Keynote address by:
Dr. Olga Vsevolozhskaya
30 Minutes Break

12:30 - 1:30 PM

1:45 - 2:45 PM

3:00 - 4:00 PM

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

Universal Assessment in Child Welfare
This Could Save a Life: The Pacific Clinics story of SSIT Implementation
It’s TCOM! Showing the “Magic” of TCOM
Application of the CANS in Clinical Practice with Youth and Families
Using TCOM Tactics to win the Race for Children and Families in WV
Pop Health & Pop Art: How the Arts Can Keep Us Connected
“How to put the “OM” in TCOM and we will not be talking about YOGA

Breakout Sessions

What about the dads? How dads can support kids in foster care and what we can do to support their involvement.
Sowing the Seed of Safety Culture: How Wisconsin is Branching out Beyond Critical Incident Reviews
“Hop On Pop” An Elementary Approach to Hands-on System Design
A Brief Multi-Disciplinary Intervention to Supporting Adults with IDD and Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions
Si Se Puede! Utilizing the TCOM Tools with Spanish-Speaking Families
Engaging Families in Collaborative Assessment: Lessons learned from lived experience
The Implications of Machine Learning Evaluation for Evidence Generation

Breakout Sessions

Caseworkers CAN engage: Using TCOM in the frontline caseworker space to increase engagement
Michigan’s Safe System Child Death Review: Lessons Learned for System's Change
Building Bridges through Inclusive Collaboration: Indiana’s journey towards coordinated action
Using the CANS in a Population Health Framework: Navigating dual diagnosis complexities
Moving from Family engagement to Family Partnerships with BIPOC families.
TCOM and Motivational Interviewing Collaborating to Build Relationships?as a Team
CANS Decision Support Model (DSM) for QI Assessments – Development and Data Driven Monitoring

Breakout Sessions

Oh Baby, Look How Much You’ve Grown! A Review of Tennessee Safe Baby Court and the Toddler Infant Needs and Strengths Assessment (TINS)
Strengths and Change; How Idaho is Going Places Using a Data Informed Approach to Improve Outcomes and Create Idaho CANS 2.0
Utilizing GIS in Mental Health Services : Mapping Participants CANS Data And Socioeconomic Stressors
Integrating Photovoice into the Community Health Assessment Process to Enhance Collaboration, Engagement, and Equity
Clinical Decision Support Systems: Technology as a Solution to the Crisis of Mentorship, Balanced Caseloads, and Outcomes for Autism Service Providers
Integration of the CANS into a Provider and Member Centric Value Based Purchasing Initiative- A Success Story That Benefits All Parties

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

12:30 - 1:30 PM

1:45 - 2:45 PM

2:45 - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

Recovery, Re-Entry, and Reform: Corrections for Transformation Must Happen Now
A Look Inside Connecticut's Special Qualitative Review Process: Where Practice and Learning Connect
Combining ANSA with other administrative data to predict Treatment Completion for Young Adults Who Use Opioids: A CHAID Analysis
The Triple Crown of TCOM: Quality Assessment, Quality Planning and Quality Assurance (From the Starting Gates to the Winner’s Circle)
One Child, ONE TEAM, One CANS: Ohio’s Cross-Functional Use of the CANS
Predicting Young Adults’ Completion of Substance Use Treatment by Race and Ethnicity: A Machine Learning Approach
A “Welcome Wagon” approach to designing the “front door” of a youth and family centric system of care using TCOM and the CANS with intentionality.

Breakout Sessions

New Hampshire's Juvenile Justice Transformation-Radically Reducing the Need for Court, Probation, Placement, and Confinement
Innovations in Training and Education for Human Service Professionals: Transfer the Learning
Practice-focused Evaluation
Bumps, Bruises, & Bandages: Lessons Learned from Integrating ANSA & CANS Assessments at FSTS
Predicting Success for Caregivers with Substance Use Issues by Looking at the Collective Outcomes from the Family Advocacy Support Tool and other Assessments
Examining Spirituality and Other Resilience Factors Among Children Experiencing Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences
The CANS Assessment: Dancing Between Intuition and Prescription

Breakout Sessions

A Trauma-Sensitive Workplace: Using the Safety Culture Survey to Assess and Guide Implementation of Tools for Workers and Supervisors to Decrease Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Trauma
TCOM and VBP: An evidence-based approach for in-home care
A socioecological approach to meeting the mental health needs of student-aged children and youth during a staffing crisis.
A Success-Focused Method that Illuminates Pathways to Resolving Youth Suicide Risk
The 10-Year Implementation Journey of the Singapore CANS 0-20
2:45-3:15 PM
30 Minutes Break
3:15 - 3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Presented by Dr. John Lyons