As of March 2018, we have made significate strides to expand our reach by serving 500 children.
Here’s what we know:
Data from the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Trauma Comprehensive Assessment provides an indication of traumatic and adverse childhood experiences, symptoms in need of attention and strengths present in participants. CANS data was collected from participants when they were enrolled in the Clayton County System of Care. These data were used to identify areas of trauma and determine a strengths-based approach to counseling or mentoring.
In addition to serving as a diagnostic tool for determining students' adverse experiences, stress symptoms and areas for growth, the CANS assessment can be used to measure change in these constructs over time. Results reveal that students provided services through CCSC during 2016-17 school year experienced a change in life domain functioning, traumatic/adverse childhood experiences, child risk behaviors and traumatic stress symptoms.. Additionally, students experienced a statistically significant increase in child strengths.
*Data collected during the 2016-17 academic school year.