State Policy Letters

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)

ACL18-09/MHSUDS IN 18-007
Requirements for Implementing the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment Tool Within a Child and Family Team.

ACL NO. 18-81
Requirements and Guidelines for Implementing the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment Tool Within a Child and Family Team (CFT) Process.

ACL 18-85/MHSUDS IN 18-029
Clarification Regarding Sharing of CANS Assessments by County Placing Agencies and Mental Health Programs.

ACIN I-21-18/MHSUDS IN 18-022
The California Children, Youth, and Families Integrated Core Practice Model and the California Integrated Training Guide.


Child and Family Team (CFT)

ACIN I-71-18
Using Team Meetings To Increase Cross-system Collaboration Between Local Child Welfare And Education Agencies (LEAs)

ACL NO. 18-23
The Child and Family Team (CFT) Process Frequently Asked Questions.

ACL NO. 16-84
Requirements and Guidelines for Creating and Providing a Child and Family Team.

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