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Learn about the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) system of care through informational videos for families, online learning opportunities, and training videos specific to the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool for providers.

Note: To be eligible to administer the Idaho CANS, providers must be certified.  Recertification is required annually. Providers can register for CANS certification trainings at the Idaho TCOM Institute website.

Available Trainings

Find more resources created prior to July 1, 2024 in Historical YES Resources.

Courses are available for families and providers to learn more about the YES system of care.These courses can be formatted and made available to use on your agency’s Learning Management System (LMS). Contact us for information.

Principles of Care and Practice Model
The Principles of Care are 11 values that are applied in all areas of mental health treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation. The six components of the Practice Model describe the experience that youth and families should expect to receive while in care. In this module you will learn how the Principles of Care and Practice Model are applied to delivering services to children in the YES system of care. 

To be eligible to administer the Idaho CANS, providers must be certified.  Recertification is required annually. Providers can register for CANS certification trainings at the Idaho TCOM Institute website.    

ICANS is a secure, electronic, internet-based system used to administer and manage CANS data in Idaho. More information about this tool, how it works, and how to be trained to use the ICANS system is available on the ICANS website. Agencies must be added to the ICANS system before it is available for their use. They can request to be added to the ICANS system.

Additional CANS Training Videos – Click on the links below to view trainings on the DHW YouTube Channel.

  Idaho CANS and Parent Perspective –  Intro (Part 1 of 7)

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 2

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 3

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 4

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 5

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 6

  TCOM and Idaho CANS Overview Part 7

CANS for All Stakeholders Presentation Slides – Click on the link below for the presenter’s slides from the Child and Adolescent Needs & Strengths training (PDF): CANS_TCOM Creating and Managing Systems that Care – Dr. Lyons

Required trainings from the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan (IBHP) managed care providers can be found on their websites.

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