MDHHS developed the MichiCANS screener and comprehensive assessment for children and youth ages 0 to 21st birthday. This tool is used to support Family Driven, Youth Guided care planning and level of care decisions, facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and monitor outcomes of services.  The MichiCANS tool will replace the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale(CAFAS) and Pre-School and Early childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS) assessments effective October 2024.  In addition, the MichiCANS will also be required for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD).  In addition, the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) will change during October 2024 as well to be administered as an assessment tool for ages 0 to 6 for both SED and IDD children.

MichiCANS Overview 2024

April 2024 REFERENCE GUIDE: MichiCANS Comprehensive Draft

April 2024 REFERENCE GUIDE: MichiCANS Screener Draft

CAFAS.PECFAS Transition 2024

DWIHN - MichiCANS Q&A Session 5.23.24

MichiCANS Q&A Memo Update 6.4.24

FAQs About MichiCANS for CMHSPs & PIHPs 02.2024

MichiCANS Certification Training Registration Cohort 2

MichiCANS DSM Status Component Draft

MichiCANS Hard Launch Training Memo

TCOM FAQ Sheet 05.2024