SPDAT v4.0 Training for Single Adults
"Effective Administration of the SPDAT v4.0 Assessment for SINGLE ADULTS" will focus on the practical application of the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT), and how each trainee can properly and effectively administer the SPDAT as a case management tool for SINGLE ADULTS.
What is the SPDAT?
The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s acuity, which is currently in use in more than 100 communities across the U.S. and Canada, helping to improve intake processes and use existing resources to help serve individuals in gaining access to programs and services which are best aligned to end their homelessness. The assessment tool, across multiple components, prioritizes whom to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person's life where support is most likely necessary in order to maintain housing stability.
Version 4.0 of the SPDAT uses 15 dimensions to determine an acuity score that will help inform professional Permanent Supportive Housing and/or Rapid Re-Housing practitioners about the following:
Building on the practical foundations of education, training, and work experience, trainees will learn best practices in SPDAT administration for single adults, as well as the significance of assessment and prioritization to service connection and housing stability, supported by Housing-Based Case Management core concepts and techniques.
NOTE: Dress is casual or business casual and water and coffee will be available all morning. We will also be meeting in a climate-controlled building which tends to run cool, layering and sweaters are encouraged.
SPDAT v4.0 RESOURCES