Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS)

Tool Overview


The CANS is the standardized tool used to assess a child and their family's needs and strengths for the purpose of targeted, individualized service planning. All case managers must be CANS-certified on an annual basis.

CANS training and certification can be completed at the Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website. All assessments must be entered online into the CANVaS system.