Learning Programs

Using the ACS FASP Desk Guide in Foster Care Case Practice

A Learning Program for Foster Care Program Case Planners and Supervisors

About FASP Desk Guide

In light of the end of Title IV-E, ACS is seeking to de-implement the CANS-NY evidence-based assessment. In its place, the ACS FASP Desk Guide has been developed to support foster care case planners and their supervisors in their use of the FASP to assess family strengths, risks, and needs as well as to create a customized service plan that prioritizes the most pressing issues for the promotion of safety and the achievement of permanency goals.

“Using the ACS FASP Desk Guide in Foster Care Case Practice” is the half-day training developed to support implementation of the Desk Guide.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for Direct Service Staff, Supervisors/Managers and staff who work in Foster Care.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Recognize the overall purpose and logical flow of the FASP.
  • Identify how documentation and assessment impact permanency and family outcome achievement.
  • Use the FASP Desk Guide within daily practice and within Supervisory Coaching to strengthen family assessment and service planning.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete: 

  • A one-day instructor-led training.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.

Upcoming Dates