Learning Programs

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)-NY

A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)-NY

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths–New York tool (CANS-NY), is instrumental in gathering pertinent information about the children and families we serve. We use the information gathered to assist us in our assessments, decision-making, service planning and communication. The CANS-NY II training, “Using the CANS-NY to Enhance Case Practice,” will support Case Planners and Supervisors in understanding how to use the CANS-NY tool to accomplish these tasks. The course will allow Child Welfare Staff to critically think and demonstrate how to communicate the information gathered to families and other professionals, how to incorporate it into your family meetings, home visits, court reports, discharge conferences, permanency planning and FASP, to name a few. Additionally, staff will be provided with an overview and opportunity to practice using the Reports Function of the ECANS application to improve case practice by using data to make informed decisions. Child Welfare Staff will leave this training confident in their skills and understanding on how best to use the CANS-NY to improve their daily activities and achieve better outcomes for our children and families.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for foster care direct service staff and supervisors/managers.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Receive an overview of best practices for integrating the CANS-NY with current case work.
  • Learn how to utilize the reports function of ECANS and review how reports guide case practice.
  • Review engagement techniques for discussing the CANS-NY with families and other stakeholders on the case.

Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed:

  • The CANS-NY Case Planners OR CANS-NY Supervisors.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • A one-day ILT.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.

Upcoming Dates