SPDAT Training - FM

December 12, 2017 @ 9:00AM — 4:00PM

Training on using the full SPDAT as a Case Management Tool.

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Learn how to use the SPDAT!

The Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool 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. This is a case management tool and cannot be administered without attending this full day training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that can also be used in reporting continuing education credits for service providers of multiple industries. This training is ONLY for those using the full SPDAT as a case management tool.

Lunch and breaks will be provide. Please email cody@fmhomeless.org if you have any dietary restrictions that we can accommodate.

This training is provided by the Coordinated Assessment Referral & Evaluation System (CARES) through the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons. CARES is a program of the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People, West Central Minnesota Continuum of Care, White Earth Nation, and Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons.

For questions use the contact link on this page or call 701-936-7171


This training is ONLY for those using the SPDAT as a case management tool. 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. This is a case management tool and cannot be administered without attending this full day training. To read a description of this valuable tool, click HERE.

This training is NOT for the Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT). However, instruction for this tool is covered in the course of this training. 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. Training for this tool can be found by watching a 30 minute video HERE.

Event Location

Family Service Center
715 11th St N
Moorhead, MN 56560