Our CANS data says YES!
As providers, we know the importance of being strengths-based in our clinical work. This means being aware of our clients' strengths and emerging strengths, and identifying them in our CANS. Data from across Alameda County shows that clients receiving services are building their strengths during their time in treatment. The 14 items in the Strengths Domain show consistent increases in the number of centerpiece and existing strengths (ratings 0 and 1) from midway through treatment to discharge.
The largest gains were seen in the following CANS items:
The data set included almost 16,000 children and youth served by Alameda County providers from July of 2017 to July 2019. The outcome data clearly shows the importance of treatment and how we are making positive differences in the lives of children and youth. Keep up the good work!
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