Maryland Title IV-E Implementation Support, Department of Human Services

Grants and Contracts Details


This proposal is to support the Maryland Department of Human Services in its ongoing implementation of the MD-CANS and CANS-F as assessment and referral/triage tools in its trauma informed, evidence-based child welfare services. The following steps are proposed in the use of the Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) framework for this process. 1. TCOM Implementation Support: a. Develop training modules for the following tools to be posted to the online certification site i. Emerging Adults (EA) Modules ii. Early Childhood (EC) CANS iii. CANS Algorithm to support case level decision making iv. Safe System Improvement Tool (SSIT) 2. MD CANS and CANS-F Algorithm Development, Advance Analytics and Customized Reports: a. Support the development and utilization of MD CANS and CANS-F reports for front line staff supervisors, unit managers and county and state administrators within the CJAMS system. b. Develop reports that utilize risk, safety and functioning and placement data. c. Enhance the headline/storyline indicators for Well-being using information from the MD CANS and CANS-F. d. Support continued refinement of the MD CANS algorithm for use in placement level and services intensity decision-making. Support the development of the algorithm and algorithm outputs within CJAMS. e. Develop data reports that assist the state in tracking placement decisions and monitoring services outcomes. f. Develop CANS-F Service Intensity Algorithm to support intervention decision making. 3. MD-CANS and CANS-F User Coaching and Support: a. Support the development of the case plan in CJAMS to ensure the connection between the CANS/CANS-F and the case plan. b. Support the implementation of the MD CANS within private provider agencies (Treatment Foster Care and Group Home providers) using the Maryland DHS portal though certification training and practice level TA. c. Provide TCOM TA to the state-level implementation teams on an as needed basis. 4. Support efforts to Advance a Safety Culture: a. Use the SSIT to support a systems-focused, non-punitive, critical incident review process and submit standardized critical incident data to a shared database; b. Implement strategies from the Tool Kit to improve team safety, reliability and effectiveness 2
Effective start/end date3/1/209/30/20


  • Chapin Hall Center for Children: $155,761.00


Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.