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.

CANS Related Documents