Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths – NY (CANS–NY)

The CANS-NY serves as a guide in decision making for Health Homes Serving Children, as well as to guide service planning specifically for children and adolescents under the age of 21 with behavioral needs, medical needs, developmental disabilities, and juvenile justice involvement. The purpose of the CANS-NY is to accurately represent the shared vision of the child serving system—child and families. As such, completion of the CANS-NY is accomplished in order to allow for the effective communication of this shared vision for use at all levels of the system. Since its primary purpose is communication, the CANS-NY is designed based on communication theory rather than the psychometric theories that have influenced most measurement development.

CANS-NY Institute Website: https://cansnyinstitute.org/

    CANS–NY In Person Training Announcement (PDF)

    The NYS Department of Health and Chapin Hall are hosting CANS–NY introductory and supervisory trainings across the State throughout 2019. To register for these trainings:

    • Log on to www.tcomtraining.com
    • On the home page, choose “New York” as the Category for the calendar
    • Click on the training date that works best for you
    • Click “Details” to view the training’s registration page and register
    • You will receive an email notification regarding your registration and a second email confirming that your registration has been approved.

    CANS–NY Introductory Training for NYS Health Homes Serving Children: Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management & CANS–NY for NYS Health Homes Serving Children

    This introductory training will prepare attendees to take their certification examination. Training also will prepare participants for meaningful use of the CANS–NY with health home youth and families. These are introductory TCOM/CANS–NY trainings, and are being provided for providers and health home care managers who are not yet certified in the CANS–NY, and those who are not yet familiar with the use of CANS–NY in health home care management.

    Date Location Capacity

    March 17, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm

    NY Foundling
    9th Floor
    590 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10001

    45 people
    March 17, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    Hamaspik Rockland Offices
    Ballroom
    58 Route 59
    Monsey, NY 10952
    50 people
    April 2, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    Hillside Family of Agencies
    Conference Center
    1 Mustard St
    Rochester, NY 14609
    100 people
    April 23, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    NY Foundling
    Room 104
    501 Southern Blvd
    Bronx, NY 10455
    50 people
    April 29, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    One Group Syracuse
    706 N Clinton St.
    Syracuse, NY 13204
    100 people
    May 4, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    Blythedale Children’s Hospital
    Board Room
    95 Bradhurst Ave
    Valhalla NY 10595
    35 people
    May 11, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    House of Good Shepherd
    100 Lomond Court
    Utica, NY 13502
    40 people
    May 12, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    The Summit Center
    Conference Center
    75 Pineview Drive
    Amherst, NY 14228
    60 people
    May 26, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    NY Foundling
    5th Floor
    33-00 Northern Blvd
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    60 people
    May 27, 2020
    9 am to 4 pm
    Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA)
    858 East 29th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11210
    60 people

    CANS–NY Supervisor Training for NYS Health Homes Serving Children: Supervision and Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM)

    This full–day training gives an overview of the ways that the CANS–NY has been used to meaningfully manage different service sectors in New York. Additionally, provide a developmental and cultural framework for the implementation of TCOM and the CANS–NY in supervision and care management. Care management supervisors will learn how to supervise around collaborative assessment, care planning, and progress monitoring with the CANS–NY. Strategies for supporting cultural humility and culturally responsive care, and integrating CANS–NY information into individual supervision and team development are presented. Time will be provided for supervisors to practice skills presented and participate in small–group discussion of relevant issues that arise in supervising the CANS–NY in Health Home care management.

    Date Location Capacity
    March 18, 2020
    9 am to 3:30 pm

    NY Foundling
    9th Floor
    590 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10001

    45 people
    March 23, 2020
    9 am to 3:30 pm
    SUNY Albany School of Public Health
    Room 110A
    1 University Place
    Albany, NY 12144
    40 people
    April 15, 2020
    9 am to 3:30 pm
    Genesee County Mental Health
    Conference Center
    5130 E Main St
    Batavia, NY 14020
    60 people
    April 20, 2020
    9 am to 3:30 pm
    NY Foundling
    Room 104
    501 Southern Blvd
    Bronx, NY 10455
    50 people
    April 28, 2020
    9 am to 3:30 pm
    Central New York Philanthropy Center
    3rd Floor
    431 E Fayette St
    Syracuse NY 13202
    30 people

The NYS Department of Health (DOH) along with its State partners of the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the NYS Office of Children and Families (OCFS), have collaborated with Dr. John Lyons in the development of a comprehensive version of the CANS for New York State, as presented in July 2015, hereafter known as the CANS–NY. The CANS–NY serves as a guide in decision making for Health Homes Serving Children regarding acuity, as well as to guide service planning specifically for children and adolescents under the age of 21 with behavioral needs, medical needs, developmental disabilities, and juvenile justice involvement. Training and certification in the CANS–NY is required to complete the CANS–NY in order to bill for care management as a Health Home Serving Children. If you are viewing the previously recorded training please refer to the link below to take the certification test offered through Praed Foundation. https://tcomtraining.com/.

CANS–NY – Training Course

CANS–NY and the UAS–NY Resources

  • MCO CANS-NY Support Session Part 1 of 3 – Slides (PDF), Recording (MP4 Video)
  • MCO CANS-NY Support Session Part 2 of 3 – Slides (PDF), Recording (MP4 Video)
  • MCO CANS-NY Support Session Part 3 of 3 – Slides (PDF), Recording (MP4 Video)
  • Lunch and Learn: Rating Multiple Caregivers – Slides (PDF), Recording (External Link) – April 5, 2019