Linking accurate evaluations with individualized Service plans via CANS Assessments (Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths) can be a holy grail for child service programs. These tools promise to dramatically improve Client care, and help influence outcomes.

A Real-World Study Using CANS Assessments

Developed by the John Praed Foundation, CANS Assessments are used in all 50 states to holistically improve children’s services.

The University of Kentucky, in partnership with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia through their CSEC Program, will be using CANS data from Collaborate to help evaluate and improve the response to child abuse.

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Developing technological solutions that empower people to help others is our specialty, so when the Children’s Advocacy Center community asked for CANS Assessments to be integrated into Collaborate, we made it happen.

Now, social workers can assess Clients based on the standard Individual Strengths, Life Functioning, Behavioral/Emotional Needs, and Risk Behaviors Domains in Collaborate. The details of these testing criteria - including the latency of Assessments - can be tailored for your organization’s needs.

Monitoring Outcomes Over Time

Running Reports on these Assessments is a great way to track Clients over various periods. Collaborate’s built-in charts and graphs allow you to visualize their progress.

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Along with built-in CANS-focused Reports, you can create your own custom Reports to glean insights from your Assessment data. Whether you’re looking to improve Outcomes, or please your grant funders - the power is in your hands.

Want to see Collaborate’s CANS Assessments and other specialized tools in action? Contact us for a demo today.