CANS Training Dates for September (Template)

NEW TRAININGS ANNOUNCED | CANS Training Dates for December
With leadership from Governor DeWine’s Children’s Initiative, the Ohio Department of Medicaid in partnership with state child-serving agencies and the Praed Foundation created an Ohio-specific Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool and Decision Support Model that all Ohio CANS assessors will be expected to utilize.

Learn More about Training Series Here | PDF of Overview and Registration Information Here

The CANS is a support tool in the clinical decision-making process to determine eligibility into OhioRISE and level of care and service planning. The Ohio CANS assessment tool has been developed for broad application across multiple systems, including youth involved in child protection, developmental disability, department of youth services, and mental health and addiction. This ensures youth only need to go through one assessment across multiple providers. The tool gathers all dimensions of the youth and family story to determine needs and strengths and integrates multiple storytellers capturing the voice of the youth and family to produce a full consensus-based assessment. The CANS is updated routinely over the course of treatment to continue ongoing care planning.

December (Specific Training in Parenthesis)

1 | 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CANS)                  2 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Booster)
6 | 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (TCOM)                7 | 9:00 a.m-12:30 p.m.. (Booster)

8 | 1:00-3:30 p.m. (Booster)                        9 | 1:00-4:30 p.m. (CANS)

13 | 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (TCOM)               14 | 1:00-4:30 p.m. (CANS)
15 | 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CANS)                16 | 1:00-3:30 p.m. (Booster)

Download: PDF of Updated CANS Training Certification and FAQs October 14, 2021 Here | PDF of December Training Schedule Here | CANS Interim Medicaid Billing Guidance (Revised October 14, 2021) Here

MRSS Supervision Training | November 10, 2021 (9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

Presenters: Sarah Becker, LCSW, National MRSS Consultant  Rick Shepler, Ph.D., LPCC-SUPV, Co-Director of the CABH COE, CWRU 

This training will present an overview of MRSS Supervision. Key areas that will be covered include program management and clinical oversight of Mobile Response Stabilization Services (MRSS).

Supervisors will learn how to utilize the MRSS practice standards to provide supervisory oversight of staffing, caseload management, and progression through MRSS practice phases. Tracking and staffing 24/7 outreach availability and the use of daily team meetings for progress updates will be discussed. 

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CEUs:  Social Worker and Counselor supervision CEs applied for 

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:  
1) List the MRSS supervisory roles and functions
2) Apply the MRSS practice standards in supervision.
3) Utilize strategies for managing MRSS 24/7 availability, and managing staff caseloads. 
4) Utilize daily team meetings in monitoring high acuity concerns across caseloads
5) Assist MRSS staff in monitoring the progression through MRSS phases    

This training is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, SAMHSA, and the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at Case Western Reserve University .


This series is comprised of both didactic and practice sessions. The four didactic sessions will focus primarily on didactic information transfer and processing. Each session will be no more than three hours in length.

There will also be four practice/application sessions in total, with one session happening after each of the didactic sessions, creating an alternating pattern of didactic session followed by a smaller briefer practice/application session throughout the series. These required practice/application sessions will bring participants together in small groups to practice skills related to the implementation of wraparound facilitation. Once you are registered for the series (above) you will receive an email offering Practice Session time availability. (See Practice Session dates below, at bottom of page.)

The didactic session will be offered on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays.
October 26, 2021  | November 2, 2021 | November 9, 2021 | November 16, 2021

Click here for Descriptions and Learning Objectives for Ohio’s Core Facilitator Training

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