C-CAN

C-CAN

REFERRAL GUIDE FOR MEDICAL & EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

The purpose of C-CAN is to identify people at high risk for psychosis so that they can receive early preventative services and stepped-care treatment. C-CAN is a collaborative program consisting of the following agencies: Child Guidance & Family Solutions, County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board, Community Support Services, and Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment Center.

C-CAN

Research shows that there is a one to two-year period preceding the development of psychosis in which people begin to experience unusual symptoms and their social interactions start to decline.

Symptoms of high risk for psychosis may include one or more of the following:
• Declining interest in people, activities & self-care
• Having trouble communicating, jumbled thoughts
• Uncharacteristic or very odd behavior
• Acting energized despite decreased sleep
• Showing fear or suspicion for no good reason
• Changes in perceptual experiences – visual experiences may become brighter or sounds louder
• Hearing sounds/voices that are not there
• Decline in academic performance

How We Can Help

As someone who is connected to youth and young adults, you can play a vital role in getting them the help they need and supporting their recovery

How We Can Help Details

Research shows that there is a one to two-year period preceding the development of psychosis in which people begin to experience unusual symptoms and their social interactions start to decline.

Services include:

  • Phone screening within 1 business day
  • Structured interview to determine clinical risk within 3 business days
  • Mental Health Assessments & Psychiatric Evaluation within 15 business days
  • Family Psychoeducation
  • Individual Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Supported Employment & Education
  • Intensive Home-Based Treatment

How To Get Help

Call the C-CAN Resource Line: 234.788.1646 or email c-can@cgfs.org.

What Is C-CAN

Four Summit County agencies have joined together to treat individuals at risk for developing psychosis.

What Is C-CAN Details

Four Summit County agencies have come together to form C-CAN, a collaborative effort to deliver treatment for individuals between the ages of 10-25 at high risk to develop psychosis. Funded by a $1.35 million grant awarded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board (ADM Board), the initiative includes Child Guidance & Family Solutions (CG&FS), Community Support Services (CSS), and Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (NEOMED, BeST) Center, a collaborative referenced as C-CAN. These agencies bring over 160 years of combined mental health expertise. SAMHSA awarded grants to only 21 entities nationwide for this initiative.

Learn more about C-CAN here.

Literature

Literature Details

To download or print the C-CAN referral guide rack card for more information use the link below.

Next Steps

Services Brochure

To learn more about CG&FS and our servces and programs, please download our agency brochure.

Quality & Compliance

If you have a concern about patient care or quality of care, we would like to hear from you.

Any concerns about patient safety and quality of care can be directed either to the CGFS Director of Quality & Compliance, Dr. Timothy Bartlett, at 330-762-0591, or to our accrediting body, The Joint Commission. There are three ways to contact The Joint Commission:

  • At www.jointcommission.org, use the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center” on the home page of the website
  • By fax to 330-792-5636
  • By mail to Office of Quality and Patient Safety, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181