Required Trainings

Trainings and resources are subject to change, please review the YES Policy Manual for current training requirements.

YES 101

This training contains 1 module and is estimated to take 25 minutes to complete. This training is broken down into four chapters. Chapter 1 will teach you about YES Waiver goals, the history of the program, and eligibility requirements. Chapter 2 covers service delivery, provider selection, the participant enrollment process, and important resources for successful implementation. Chapter 3 explores each service included in the YES Waiver service array. Chapter 4 walks through what the program looks like for youth and families and explores your role in the process. You’ll be reviewing these chapters in order. Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate of completion, but no continuing education credit is offered.


The two eLearning modules on Wraparound (“What’s This Thing Called Wraparound?” and “Team Roles in Wraparound”) are no longer available on this website. They are now located at the University of Maryland training page.

Additional Required Trainings

General Training

All staff, including direct service staff, as well as all layers of leadership with oversight of the YES Waiver program at a WPO, CWP, or subcontractor agency must complete the trainings listed below. For more information, see the Required Training section in the YES Policy Manual.

DFPS Trauma Informed Care

HIPAA Training

Reporting of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation

Crisis and Safety Planning

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Training

Critical Incident Training (PDF)

Restraint and Restrictive Interventions (in-person)

First Aid and CPR Certification

Wraparound In-person Training

In addition to the trainings above, Wraparound Supervisors and Facilitators must also complete the following trainings within the timelines listed in the YES Policy Manual:

Introduction to Wraparound

Engagement Training

Intermediate Wraparound

Advanced Supervisor Training *Required for Supervisors

Additional information and dates for these in-person trainings can be located on the University of Maryland Texas Center webpage.

CANS Training

Staff involved in conducting the YES Assessment (CANS) must be trained and certified in the use of the CANS assessment tool. CANS administrators must re-certify in accordance with requirements specified by the Praed Foundation.

The John Praed Foundation – CANS Training and Certificate

Recommended Trainings

YES Waiver Providers are also responsible for implementing and maintaining a plan for continuous training of all staff members providing direct services to YES participants. The trainings below are recommended for staff at all levels: