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Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process: A joint statement from the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year: 2019

The Wraparound care coordination process and Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) measure are widely used in public child-serving systems. Some states, systems, and organizations have deployed Wraparound and CANS in ways that enhance each other; others, however, have struggled to integrate the two philosophies, undermining the potential for positive impact of both efforts. The NWI and National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC; www.nwic.org) and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (organizational home of the CANS) have developed a joint statement and guidance document around how to best use the CANS within the Wraparound process, including “Do’s” and “Don’ts” across the four phases of Wraparound. Check it out!