Child Abuse & 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. Purpose, timelines, and outcomes of consultation will be determined based on the desire of the requesting agency and the specific needs of each case. Consultations are designed to facilitate solution-focused critical thinking to encourage creativity in managing complex cases. The CANES Consultation Team provides consultation services only. Neither Illuminate Colorado, its agents, or employees nor any member of the CANES Consultation Team, is responsible for any recommendations or actions taken/not taken as a result of the consultation or final report.

With a Supervisor’s permission, please complete the linked application. The CANES Program Director will contact you to discuss potential next steps in scheduling and any additional information needed to select experts.

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