What does it mean to determine action levels for "the person, not the person in care"?
Question 1: I'm confused about how to determine action level ratings for my 11 year old child client on their annual CANS. They just returned from spending the summer at a therapeutic outdoor camp for kids with special needs. It was a perfect setting for them and they seem to be doing so well! Do I select action levels based on how they are now or how they were doing the last time I saw them before the summer break?
Answer 1: This is a great example of services for a client potentially masking their needs. The following video from the Praed Foundation provides an excellent explanation of the principle of determining action levels for a person separate from the care that they have been receiving:
It's About the Person, Not the Person in Care | TCOM Heuristics - YouTube
Two Caregivers?! A simple solution for determining action levels for caregivers with different needs
Question 2: What happens if I need to select an action level for two Caregivers in the CANS and they're both in different places?
Answer 2: Action level ratings for multiple caregivers should reflect the level of action that is needed within the entire caregiver system. That means that if one caregiver has no mental health needs, but another caregiver has actionable mental health needs (let's say a '2'), you will indicate the highest level of need among them and mark a '2' for Caregiver Mental Health. This demonstrates that there is action needed to support the mental health of at least one caregiver in the family system.
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Did you know that the CANS is NOT a questionnaire? It is just a clever framework to organize the often complex stories of our clients' lives, using a simple shared language tool so families and team members are all on the same page and working together. Check out our quick CANS Tips to Engage Youth, Young Adults, and Families including key questions to ask that align with the CANS domains and can start the conversation with the families about the CANS. The CANS is about building relationships and trust, so be collaborative and transparent with clients and the CANS can help you make sure their voice is front and center!
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