SPDAT V4.0 for Single Adults
Thursday, August 16th
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Member Registration: Opens July 16th
Non-Member Registration: Opens August 6th
Maricopa Association of Governments
302 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Second Floor | Cottonwood Room
Effective Administration of the SPDAT 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.
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.
Version 4 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:
- 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: 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.