May 22 and 29, 2020
April D. Fernando, PhD Center for Innovation in Population Health
University of Kentucky
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
This course will be conducted via video-conference and attendance at both sessions is required.
Course Description: The Alameda County Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) are a collaboratively completed measure of either individual adult or child and family strengths and needs. These evidence-based, standardized assessments were developed to support decision-making, including level of care and action planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. The ANSA/CANS Certified Trainer Training workshop is designed for individuals who have completed the ANSA/CANS Orientation and TCOM Overview and are interested in coaching and/or training their staff on the ANSA or CANS. Key concepts and skills will be practiced through small group discussions, exercises and activities.
In addition to participating in this 2-session video-conference workshop, ANSA/CANS Certified Trainer credentialing includes:
• Achieving a ANSA/CANS certification reliability of .80 or above;
• Developing examples of the Six Key Principles of a communimetric tool;
•Developing ANSA/CANS domain level mini-vignettes to help in identification of specific domain items and determine action levels;
•Developing and submitting one original vignettes with recommended action levels and rationale using the ANSA/CANS;
•Developing a case plan using the corresponding action levels from the trainer developed vignette; and
•Articulating an introduction to TCOM and the ANSA/CANS to be delivered to clients and their families.
At the end of the 2-session workshop and once all credentialing steps and materials noted above are met, trainers will be provided access to ANSA/CANS training curriculum and materials on TCOMtraining.com. CANS Certified Trainers are to re-certify annually on TCOMtraining.com to maintain their trainer status. Certified Trainer re-certification requires annual re-certification ANSA or CANS reliability of .80 or above. Attendance at the annual TCOM Conference once every 2-3 years is highly recommended.
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