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Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Program

The  Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Program offers training, certification, and support to Medicaid-funded behavioral health professionals in Massachusetts who serve children under the age of 21.

CANS in Plain Language

The Shriver Center’s Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Program offers training, certification, and support to Medicaid-funded behavioral health professionals in Massachusetts who serve children under the age of 21.

Funded by the MassHealth Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the CANS Training Program seeks to improve and maintain the quality of behavioral health services for children, youth and their families. These trainings help providers enhance clinical skills, communication, information integration, and service planning.

Education & Training

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CANS Education & Training

The CANS Training Program provides online trainings and learning management systems (LMS) for behavioral health providers.