of the SPDAT Assessment
for Single Adults
Maricopa Regional CoC
Presented by AZHC Certified SPDAT Trainers:
Jennifer Page (MMIC) and David Garrett (CBI)
Thursday, November 16th
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(Registration opens October 16th)
Maricopa Association of Governments
302 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Second Floor | Ironwood Room
Effective Administration of the SPDAT Assessment for SINGLE ADULTS: Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (MRCOC) 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 within their respective program, agency, or organization.
INTERESTED IN SPDAT FOR FAMILIES OR YOUTH?
If you or your team are in need of F-SPDAT training, please contact the Family Housing Hub/Standing Strong for Families at (602) 595-8700.
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.
Recently updated to Version 4, 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:
- Single adults who are most likely to end their own homelessness with little to no intervention on your part
- Which areas of the person’s life that can be the initial focus of attention in the case management relationship to improve housing stability
- How individuals are changing over time as a result of the case management process
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.
- Knowledge and familiarity with using the VI-SPDAT
NOTE: Coffee and water will be available all day. You will also be given one hour for lunch. We encourage you to check out the many food establishments within walking distance in the downtown area. Click HERE for more info about food & drink in downtown Phoenix.