Consider all of the individual's needs and strengths.
Include the child and family in the treatment planning process.
Collaborate with other professionals that are serving the child.
Consider how the identified needs in the CANS and ANSA assessment are related to each other
Which needs are part of a coping response?
Which needs surface when the individual experiences trauma triggers?
Which needs result from difficulty forming or maintaining healthy relationships?
Which needs result from difficulty with emotional regulation?
Which needs are related to the individual's current perception of their own safety?
Rely on other professionals providing services to better address the identified needs.
Only include the number of needs that can be realistically addressed in a services or treatment plan. ALWAYS include any items rated a 3 and consider completing a new assessment on a more frequent basis if all the items could not be captured in the initial assessment.
Consider the individual for more intensive services if their needs are too great to be addressed with outpatient services.