Alameda County Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Adult Needs and Strengths (ANSA) Initiative
Greetings! Welcome to the Alameda County CANS/ANSA Website.
We are pleased to announce that the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) and ANSA (Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment) are being implemented across the BHCS Systems of Care for Children, Transition Age Youth, Adults and Older Adults. The CANS and ANSA are comprehensive standardized, easy-to-use assessment tool developed by John Lyons, Ph.D., that:
On this website, you will find basic information related to the Alameda County CANS/ANSA Initiative, including: