Texas CANS, ANSA SuperUser Training

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Abstract University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio CANS/ANSA SuperUser Training Events Purpose This proposal is to support the State of Texas’ ongoing Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) implementations in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio’s Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Practices (CTI-EBP). Training on the use of the CANS and ANSA with fidelity to the Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) framework will be conducted using the proposed methods below. Methods 1. Workforce Development: CANS and ANSA SuperUser training events to ensure fidelity to the TCOM approach: a. Six (6) CANS/ANSA SuperUser training events: Day 1 b. Six (6) CANS/ANSA SuperUser training events: Day 2 2. Workforce Development: Eleven (11) CANS/ANSA webinars 3. Training Event coordination (for items 1 and 2) Qualifications of Key Staff April D. Fernando, PhD Background and experience: Dr. Fernando is the Associate Director for Workforce Development at the Center for Innovation in Population Health, and an Assistant Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the College of Public Health, University of Kentucky. Dr. Fernando works with non-profit agencies as well as child welfare and behavioral health care systems across the United States in implementing Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) and utilizing the TCOM tools such as the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). She developed the CANS-Commercially Sexually Exploited version, which is used nationally. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Fernando brings her years of experience as an educator, clinician, and mental health administrator to her work with TCOM and the CANS. Position Description: Dr. Fernando will be the project lead.
Effective start/end date9/15/228/31/23


  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: $22,646.00


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