CANS Data Extract

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and Counties have expressed a need for access to the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) data entered into CARES-Live to better monitor use and adoption by staff, as well as for the larger purpose of monitoring progress for youth in addressing their needs and evaluating the effectiveness of services/interventions. CWDS and CDSS have worked together to develop a data extract which CDSS will use to match with DHCS data collected by Mental Health.
 
The CDSS Business Intelligence and Child Welfare Statistics Bureau (BICWSB) have developed instructions for counties to receive client-level CANS data entered into CARES-Live through a Secure File Data Transfer (SFT) portal on a monthly basis. Please contact cwssft@dss.ca.gov to receive information regarding the creation/deletion of SFT accounts.