CANS-NY Technical Assistance Institute

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Abstract CANS-NY Technical Assistance Institute Purpose The following proposal is prepared by the Center for Innovation in Population Health (IPH Center) at the University of Kentucky. Established in 2019, the IPH Center provides a platform for the TCOM approach to flourish in a research setting that can draw multi-sector collaborative relationships with key partners in the academy as well as throughout the human service sectors. Within the context of the IPH Center, TCOM and its tools, such as the CANS-NY, broadens the strategy of personal transformation to addressing population health improvement. Qualifications The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a functional assessment tool that has been in use in child welfare, children’s behavioral health, educational and juvenile justice systems since the late 1990s. Developed by John S. Lyons, PhD over 24 years while at Northwestern University, the CANS is now used across the United States, Canada and over 10 countries internationally. It is estimated that 80% of children served in public behavioral health and child welfare systems in the United States have participated in a CANS assessment process. Since the development of the CANS, other similar tools have been created including the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment, Family Advocacy and Support Tool, Crisis Assessment Tool, and the Readiness Inventory for Successful Employment. During the last 35+ years Dr. Lyons’ work has received support from the organizations that he has worked in which contributed to the development of his team and the evolution of the Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) approach: University of Ottawa, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and most recently at the Center for Innovation in Population Health (IPH Center) at the University of Kentucky. Established in 2019, the IPH Center provides a platform for the TCOM approach to flourish in a research setting that can draw multi-sector collaborative relationships with key partners in the academy as well as throughout the human service sectors. Within the context of the IPH Center, TCOM and its tools, such as the CANS, broadens the strategy of personal transformation to addressing population health improvement. Methods 1. CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE / INFRASTRUCTURE a. Help Desk Functioning, Hosting and Maintenance: The IPH Center team will provide maintenance and updates to the training website, www.tcomtraining.com. This ongoing support will include: i. Support for CANS-NY users from the certification site help desk ii. Requested changes to the CANS-NY on the certification site iii. Updates to the CANS-NY practice tests and certification tests iv. Regular account and agency clean up on certification website v. Ongoing programming and maintenance to ensure the website to provides continuous, secure, high speed access. vi. Ongoing programming and maintenance to ensure 24/7 access to website with only brief periods of inaccessibility for maintenance (no more than 48 hours total loss of access per year). (12 Annual Units, 36 Units in Total for the Contract Period, Billed Monthly 12 times a Year for 3 Years, Unit Cost $6,000, No Rollover) b. Online Training and Certification: the IPH Center Team will maintain and update the CANS-NY certification training on the web-based training site. i. The web-based training site will include videos for each individual item of the CANS-NY tool. ii. The web-based training site will provide quizzes to enhance users understanding how to apply action levels to each of the items on the CANS-NY tool. iii. Practice vignettes will be provided to allow trainees practice towards certification of the CANS. Feedback will be gathered and analyzed to ensure utility of the case vignettes. iv. The web-based training site will issue certificates of authorization to all individuals who pass the CANS-NY certification test and provide a CANS- NY certified users report to DOH-MAPP-UAS on a nightly basis. (12 Annual Units, 36 Units in Total for the Contract Period, Billed Monthly 12 times a Year for 3 Years, Unit Cost $9,000, No Rollover) 2. TRAINING AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT a. Training Delivery: The IPH Center team will provide virtual and in person training to care managers, supervisors and additional CANS-NY users as specified by the Department of Health. This also covers travel and office/training expenses in relation to the training events. These trainings will be pre-approved by the Department of Health and delivered under their guidance. (24 units, 72 Units in Total for the Contract Period, Billed Upon Delivery, Unit Cost $2,000, Unused Deliverables Will Roll Over to the Next Year) 3. REPORTING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT a. Training Reports: The IPH Center Team will produce a monthly report that includes: i. Information about the attendees at each (online and in-person) training held that includes their name, agency and certification status. ii. At the end of each year of the contract, a summary report will be produced with training attendance, certification information and vignette success. (12 Annual Units, 36 Units in Total for the Contract Period, Billed Upon Delivery, Unit Cost $1,500, no Rollover) Qualifications of Key Staff John S. Lyons, PhD is the original developer of the CANS and its conceptual framework, TCOM. Over the past 25 years, he has personally trained more than 100,000 professionals around the world in the use of the CANS and related tools. He has consulted with more than 50 states in the U.S. in terms of implementations of the CANS and with national implementations of the approach in Singapore, Italy, England and Columbia. As the principal investigator (PI), Dr. Lyons will be the project lead. Mark Lardner, MSW has been the CANS-NY Technical Assistance Institute lead for the past three years. Mark joined Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago six years ago to support CANS training and implementation around the US. Prior to taking that role, he had been the lead of Maryland’s implementation of the CANS and oversaw both the training and the use of CANS-related data to inform quality improvement and policy formation. As a co-investigator, Mr. Lardner will provide leadership on the project for CANS-NY training, coaching, and feedback on usage of the tool.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/228/31/25

Funding

  • New York State Department of Health: $738,000.00

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