The Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and the Child & 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.