Applications of the CANS-Trauma and FANS-Trauma

This series will provide an overview of the CANS-Trauma and FANS-Trauma tools in relation to trauma-informed assessment, treatment and service planning, and caregiver/family engagement. The use of these assessment strategies will be discussed in a range of service settings including mental health and child welfare, and applications to trauma-informed treatment planning, sequencing, and goal setting will also be addressed. Innovative strategies for utilizing assessment data in clinical practice will also be highlighted.

In this webinar speakers focus on strategies and innovations that support the meaningful use of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)-Trauma and Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths (FANS)-Trauma in practice in a range of child and family settings. The presenters illustrate how the CANS/FANS-Trauma can support individual and family-informed trauma case conceptualization, and treatment planning. The also discuss interventions and strategies for using assessments in trauma-informed systems/agency planning and implementation.
In this webinar Laurel Kiser and Kay Connors describe using the FANS-Trauma to assess a family's needs and strengths and discuss treatment planning upon completing the FANS-Trauma.
In this webinar Cassandra Kisiel and Tracy Fehrenbach overview the purpose and utility of the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive as an innovative, trauma-informed assessment strategy. Applications of CANS-Traumaare also described, at both the direct service and systems levels, and across a range of service settings. Resources designed to support the implementation and use of the CANS in practice are discussed. Information on training and certification on the CANS-Trauma and use of the CANS in trauma-informed treatment and service planning and caregiver/family engagement is presented.