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    CANS Assessment

    CANS at Healing2Flourish Counseling & Consulting

    The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment is a comprehensive trauma-informed behavioral health evaluation and communication tool. It is intended to prevent duplicate assessments by multiple parties, decrease unnecessary psychological testing, aid in identifying placement and treatment needs, and inform case planning decisions. CANS assessments help decision-making, drive service planning, facilitate quality improvement, and allow for outcomes monitoring.

    DFPS uses CANS to gather information about the strengths and needs of a child to plan for services that will help the child and family reach their goals.

    The Texas version of CANS was developed for children in DFPS conservatorship. Ejama Johnson, LPC, CCTP is a credentialed, CANS-certified STAR Health clinician that can administer the assessment. Please call our office or use the contact form if you need to schedule a CANS assessment.