One of the important questions that agencies ask about the State-wide CANS implementation is how to use the data collected to support improvement of client care. In order to respond to the need for expanded information on this topic, a comprehensive guide has been developed for administrators and supervisors to help generate data reports for their programs utilizing Objective Arts (OA).
The Objective Arts Key Reports: User Manual for Alameda County details four reports with direct agency usefulness for basic compliance tracking, as well as examining service efficacy. The user manual provides step-by-step instructions with illustrations for each of the four key reports, including the creation of customized report templates, how to run reports, and report interpretation.
The Objective Arts Key Reports: User Manual for Alameda County will be available to download online starting in late Spring.
Have you ever been asked to score something on a number scale? How sure were you that your number rating meant the exact same thing as the person asking for the rating? With communimetrics, the number scale is not subjective because each number is clearly linked to a specific concept but you may still find yourself in need of more support in order to effectively bring the CANS/ANSA into supervision and the treatment planning process across your agency within Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
We are here to help with that! There are a variety of NEW tools on our website that are now available for you to print and utilize which can help to guide engagement with your clients and families. Erin Rosenblatt, from Westcoast Children’s Clinic created these new tools with the intention of “enhancing [the] provider’s practice when using the TCOM tools (CANS/ANSA). While many who are new to using the CANS/ANSA focus on proficiency with the tool, these new tools will help providers understand how to integrate the principles and practices into work with clients, families, and in supervision.”
We would “encourage anyone that is looking to know how to further integrate the CANS/ANSA or TCOM into their practice to explore and see what tools resonate” and align most with their current space and processes. The updated documents can be found in the following sections:
“I think people will be surprised about how much they already are doing and how easy it can be to integrate these aspects into their day to day work with clients.”- Erin Rosenblatt
On May 15, the Praed Foundation relaunched the Collaborative Training Website on a new platform. The new website includes changes in appearance, navigation and reporting capabilities. Important changes to the content structure will allow visitors to learn to use the TCOM tools more effectively.
The new training website is at https://www.Schoox.com/login.php
Notable changes include:
There are also a lot of small changes that make the learning experience more effective. To login to the new platform for the first time, follow these steps:
The Provider Collaborative, your agency’s trainers, and the Praed Foundation are still available to provide coaching and feedback. You can contact an agency coach through the Collaborative Partners page or email the TCOM Training team directly at support@TCOMtraining.com.
The TCOM Alameda Collaborative has launched an online training calendar. The calendar is designed to provide information on the training sessions provided by Partner agencies.
Partner agencies host on-going training sessions for practitioners. There are several trainings available every month covering topics from basic CANS/ANSA certification to more nuanced topics like incorporating the CANS/ANSA into treatment planning. The calendar is available in the Training Resources page. From the calendar, training registration is just a click away!
Does your agency provide training on these tools? Add your training dates and information using the form at the bottom of the Training Calendar page.
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