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CYF Outcomes

PSC-35 and CANS

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-35) and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) have been selected as the new outcome tools for the County of San Diego Mental Health Plans (MHPs). This CYF Outcomes webpage is designed to help you get certified to use the CANS, connect you with resources and information about CYF Outcomes implementation and answer your questions.

Start by following the steps below to get certified

CANS Microlearning

Intro to CANS for BHS CYF Providers Microlearning


CANS Certification User Guide (pdf)

Step 1: Request Coupon Code

Request your coupon code. You will receive an email with your code once your request has been received and validated.

Step 2: Create Account and Redeem Coupon

The CANS online course and exam must be accessed through the Praed Foundation website using your coupon code. First download the step by step instructions and then go to the CANS website.

Go to CANS Website  Download CANS User Guide (pdf)

Step 3: Complete Online Course

As shown in the User Guide, you will need to complete the San Diego CANS 1.0 course, unless you attended one of the in-person trainings.

Step 4: Pass Certification Exam

You will need to successfully complete the certification exam once each year, with a correlation score of .7 or higher. If you have questions, please email RIHS@sdsu.edu

Resources for CANS and PSC 35

Visit CASRC site for forms, manuals, explanation sheets or MHOMS training. For additional resources, see the CYF Outcomes Resources page.

Questions? Email rihs@sdsu.edu.

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