TCOM uses a consensus-based assessment process and differs from other outcomes management approaches as it focuses on personal change and collaboration at all levels of the system. Current TCOM tools in use in Idaho include the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), the Crisis Assessment Tool (CAT) and the Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST).
What is the TCOM Competency Center? A team of certified Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who collaborate, create, provide, and share expertise, best practices, and support for clinicians using TCOM tools.
TCOM is a conceptual framework for managing systems, organizations, and programs whose mission is to help people change their lives in some important way. TCOM uses a consensus-based assessment process to ensure the systems' ability to focus the system's work. TCOM differs from other outcomes management approaches as it focuses on personal change and collaboration at all levels of the system. Idaho has partnered with the Praed Foundation since 2015 to use the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) to improve the YES System of Care . The Crisis Assessment Tool (CAT) was added in 2023 at Youth Crisis Centers in Idaho.
•Provide certification training for CANS and CAT tools
•Organize and facilitate collaboratives that promote interaction among community partners and shared responsibility for future strategy, enhancement, and sustainability
•Coach, mentor, train, fidelity monitor, and provide technical assistance, certifications, and analysis of standards/guidelines to support administrative code, data analysis, and outcomes