Who conducts the VI-SPDAT pre-screen:
Any agency that works with unsheltered homeless persons or offers emergency shelter services (whether at a congregate site or via motel voucher) should have staff trained to conduct pre-screens.
Pre-screen training consists of two parts.
The first part is available in a 22-minute long webinar online at https://vimeo.com/86520820 for VI-SPDATS and https://vimeo.com/86867825 for F-VI-SPDATS. Once the webinar training has been completed, staff should schedule a pre-screen training with HIMS staff to learn how to accurately enter and use pre-screen data in the system, including use of tools to identify who needs to receive a pre-screen, who has completed a pre-screen and whether or not a subsequent SPDAT assessment has been or needs to be completed. Please email Michelle Walton/HMIS at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule this training.
Who conducts the SPDAT & F-SPDAT:
The SPDAT & F-SPDAT should be conducted by agencies who either typically place persons onto housing lists or by agencies who outreach to homeless housing program participants. Homeless housing programs may include any housing program dedicated to homeless persons, including those funded by CoC, ESG, PAHTF, or CNH. This may include transitional housing, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing and other permanent housing programs.
SPDAT & F-SPDAT training:
The use of these tools requires specialized, full day training offered by Org Code or by a certified trainer. Once the full day training has been completed, a second part training regarding HMIS access and tool utilization will need to be completed with HMIS staff. Please email Michelle Walton/HMIS at email@example.com to schedule this training.