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Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Demonstration Project

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) demonstration project will provide $20,000 in funding to train Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) staff on the use of the CANS framework. The CANS is a communimetric tool meant to facilitate the understanding of the needs and strengths of an individual. The CANS is used by mental health clinicians and county mental health and social services agencies. Training local educational agency staff in the use of the CANS will lead to greater communication between local agencies providing mental health services to students.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
The Santa Clarita Valley SELPA has already developed plans for training staff on the use of the CANS. This SELPA volunteered to run a demonstration project for the use of the CANS through work done as a member of the Assembly Bill 114 Transition Work Group.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Implementation of the CANS framework.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Five to twenty–two.

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Item 6110-161-0890 Schedule 6
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
3372 / 8182
Total Available $20,000
Recipient
Amount
$20,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Santa Clarita Valley SELPA will receive $20,000 to implement a CANS demonstration project.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
February 18, 2013

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/cans12result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Renzo Bernales, Education Programs Consultant
Phone : 916-327-3637
E-mail : rbernales@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Beckie Robinson, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Phone : 916-327-3530
E-mail : brobinson@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division
Phone : 916-445-4613
Fax : 916-445-4108

Last Modified: March 8, 2013

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