The Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) are communimetric tools that are used by providers to help structure the treatment planning and review process. The ANSA is a multi-purpose tool developed for an adult's behavioral health services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. The CANS Comprehensive version of Texas is an open domain assessment tool for the use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. It was developed to support care planning and level of care decision making, to facilitate quality improvement efforts and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. It facilitates the linkage between the assessment process of identifying the needs and strength of the child and the caregiver and the creation of individualized service plans and the selection of evidence based practices used.
For additional information on the ANSA, please see: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/trr/cans/
For additional information on the CANS, please see: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/trr/cans/
To become trained/certified on the CANS or ANSA, please go to: https://www.canstraining.com/
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NOTE: Centralized Training does NOT oversee online ANSA nor CANS training. For questions or concerns regarding ANSA or CANS online only certification please contact the Praed Foundation.
To become certified as a ANSA or CANS SuperUser you must attend a face to face training. For SuperUser (face to face) training, please see the training calendar available on this website for any upcoming workshops.
DBT is a research-based, cognitive behavioral treatment to help clients with suicidal and self-harm behaviors often seen in borderline personality disorder. DBT has been modified as a treatment for other complex and challenging behavioral health disorders that involve emotional dysregulation, such as dual diagnoses, PTSD, eating disorders and severe mood disorders. The term "dialectical" comes from the idea that bringing together two opposites in therapy, acceptance and change, brings better results than either one alone.
The tertiary prevention-treatment programs of Nurturing parenting are skills training protocols for the parent or caregiver of children and youth exposed to abuse neglect or that experience family dysfunction that impacts the child's mental health. It treats abusive or neglecting parent-child dysfunctional interactions and develops caregiver's pro-social skills that will help the functioning of the child and caregiver. It also increases the parents/caregiver's understanding of abuse, neglect they experienced and how this impact their beliefs and the patterns that are passed to the child. It address increasing the parent ability to address the child/youth's needs. If a child grows up believing that its needs will be met, it will be more confident when facing challenges.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a therapeutic intervention that the focus is to support and strengthen the relationship between the child and caregiver as a vehicle for restoring the child's sense of safety, attachment, appropriate affect and to improve the child's cognitive, behavioral and social functioning. It targets children ages 3 - 7 years old and their caregivers by emphasizing the improvement of the quality of the parent-child relationship.
Person Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) is, "A highly individualized comprehensive approach to assessment and services that is founded on an understanding of the person's history, strengths, needs, and vision of his or her own recovery and includes attention to issues of culture, spirituality, trauma, and other factors"; (Institute of Medicine). The shift to a PCRP process requires essential, fundamental shifts in system, culture, and practice transformation and is mutually reinforcing with other changes in the field, such as the ANSA and CANS, Illness Management and Recovery, and required outcomes related to such factors as reduced hospital readmissions. The following link directs you to a training series for Person Centered Recovery Planning offered by Via Hope.
Seeking Safety is a present-focused treatment for clients with a history of trauma and substance abuse. The treatment was designed for flexible use in a variety of settings. Seeking Safety focuses on coping skills and psychoeducation and has five key principles: (1) safety as the overarching goal, (2) integrated treatment, (3) a focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both PTSD and substance abuse, (4) four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and case management, and (5) attention to clinician processes
Aggression replacement techniques are intended to help children and youth improve social skills and decision making to better manage anger and reduce aggressive behavior. It targets the reduction of behavior problems, reduce criminal behavior, increase pro-social behaviors and improve anger control. Aggression Replacement Training®; is a multi-component cognitive treatment that promotes pro-social behavior by addressing factors that contribute to aggression. This treatment features three coordinated and integrated components:
- Social Skills Training: Teaches consumers what to do, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.
- Anger Control: Teaches consumers what not to do, helping them respond to anger in a non-aggressive manner and rethink anger-provoking situations.
- Moral Reasoning: Helps raise consumers' level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of others and how this relate to decision making.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. TF-CBT is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. Children and parents learn new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.
Wraparound is an intensive, holistic method of engaging with individuals with complex needs (most typically children, youth, and their families) so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams. Wraparound has been most commonly conceived of as an intensive, individualized care planning and management process. The wraparound process aims to achieve positive outcomes by providing a structured, creative and individualized team planning process that, compared to traditional treatment planning, results in plans that are more effective and more relevant to the child and family. It targets the needs of the child or youth with significant involvement with multiple child serving systems that has identified behavioral and/or emotional treatment needs and is also likely at risk of out of home placement.