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Constant and Never Ending Improvement (CANEI)


Program Description

The CANEI Program is a 26-week, in-home program for male and female youths, ages 12–18, with histories of aggressive, defiant or violent behavior. The curriculum focuses on three pillars—restorative justice, literacy, and spirituality—in order to encourage stability, healthy connections, and sustained growth. It uses a strength-based, cognitive–behavioral therapy approach, based on positive youth development theory and wraparound theory, to promote respect, compassion, and empathy. Initially implemented in foster care, the design was adapted to serve youth as an in-home, community-based program.


Services are provided to both the individual and the family, and include family team meetings, therapy, and weekly 2-hour group sessions. Services are facilitated by a Child Family Team that includes a Treatment Coordinator, a Treatment Advocate, and a therapist. The team can include others identified by the youth or their family (mentors, spiritual advisors, significant adult, etc.).

Program Snapshot
Evidence Ratings
Justice Involvement
Program Contact
Lila Cavasos
CANEI Program Contact, National Youth Advocate Program

1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 200; Columbus, OH 43215


614.487.8758
lcavasos@nyap.org


Dissemination/Implementation Contact
Lila Cavasos
CANEI Program Contact, National Youth Advocate Program

614.487.8758
lcavasos@nyap.org
http://www.nyap.org/canei-constant-and-never-end/4576052272

Program Type
Mental health promotion
Mental health treatment

Gender
Male
Female

Age
13-17 (Adolescent)


Geographic Locations
Urban


Settings
Home
Other

Race/Ethnicity
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White
Other

Implementation/Dissemination
Implementation materials available
Dissemination materials available