Child Abuse and Neglect Expert Staffing

The Child Abuse and Neglect Expert Staffing (CANES) consultation consists of a multidisciplinary team of experts engaging in critical thinking surrounding the dynamics and concerns at play in complex and challenging child abuse and/or neglect cases. The CANES Consultation team, including the invited subject matter experts and attendees, utilizes the Consultation and Information Sharing Framework to organize and analyze facts of the case and develop Considerations and Recommendations. Any county department of human services may request consultation at no cost to county child protection departments to determine next steps at any point in a referral, assessment, or case.