December 14th – The Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool
9am-12pm – VI-SPDAT
1pm-4pm – Full SPDAT Assessment
The VI-SPDAT and SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool) are being used across the region to assess and prioritize individuals and families experiencing homelessness for the appropriate support and housing intervention.
The VI-SPDAT, 9am-12pm
The VI-SPDAT helps identify who should be recommended for each housing and support intervention, moving the discussion from simply who is eligible for a service intervention to who is eligible and in greatest need of that intervention. While the SPDAT is an assessment tool, the VI-SPDAT is a survey that anyone could complete, to help prioritize clients.
The SPDAT, 1pm-4pm
The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s or family’s acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family’s life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability.
December 15th, 9am-4pm
Excellence in Housing Based Case Management:
A full day training on what housing-based case managers need to know and practice in order to be effective in keeping people with moderate or higher acuity housed. Included is an outline of the 5 Essential and Sequential Elements to Housing Stability, crisis planning, non-judgmental practice, providing supports with a harm reduction orientation, establishing the first case plan, client-centred guest policy development, the honest monthly budget, meaningful daily activities, and exit planning.
Register for VI-SPDAT half day, or full day SPDAT on December 14th, Housing Based Case Management on Decemebr 15th - OR BOTH!