Thanks to all who came to our expert meetings…. we had a great turn out!

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Expert Meeting Recap

On August 12th and 13th, 2014 CCTASI hosted two collaborative expert meetings related to advancing innovations and applications of child and family trauma assessment, and applications of the CANS in casework practice.
The meeting on August 12th was co-sponsored by the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services and Interventions (CCTASI) at Northwestern and the Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center at the University of Maryland. The focus of the meeting was planning for a national Breakthrough Series Collaborative, designed to support participating teams in the meaningful use of the CANS-Trauma and FANS-Trauma assessments in trauma-informed, family-focused practice. As a first step, meeting participants spent time refining a Collaborative Change Framework which will act as a guiding document for this Collaborative.
The expert meeting on August 13th focused on Trauma-Informed, Assessment Driven Casework Practice using the CANS. Participants engaged in a number of sessions and small group discussions throughout the day to inform the development of resources and techniques to enhance the use of applications of the CANS in trauma-informed casework practice. This included generating feedback on existing planning resources and brainstorming ideas for new resources and tools, as well as focusing on strategies to support the more effective use of the CANS with family members and staff.
For more information about the meetings, the slides are available for download!
Day 1 Slides (Innovations and Applications in Trauma-Informed Child and Family Assessment: A Breakthrough Series Collaborative) 
Day 2 Slides (Trauma-Informed, Assessment-Driven Casework Practice Using the CANS)
Here are brief one page summaries of the meetings and evaluation results.
Day 1 Summary
Day 2 Summary
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