Statewide Provider Database and Geomapping Tools. Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. SPD Training Agenda. SPD background Organization of information in SPD SPD search methods Geomapping feature ‘SPD Info’ supplemental site Computer login and live practice searches.
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Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Organization of information in SPD
SPD search methods
‘SPD Info’ supplemental site
Computer login and live practice searches
Online database with comprehensive information on social service agencies and programs throughout the state of Illinois
What is the SPD?
Staff throughout the DCFS system to identify and locate community based services for children and families.
Service providers throughout the state to locate community based services for their clients.
Who Uses the SPD?
Individual level: to facilitate access to and utilization of services by clients
Agency level: to assess gaps in resources and develop new resources in areas of local need
System level: to reduce inefficiencies and encourage collaboration of provision of services to the client population
Began as a pilot in Cook County as part of a project funded by the MacArthur Foundation in 2002
Expanded statewide, contracted by
DCFS in 2004
Launched for use by caseworkers in
March of 2008
Currently contains information on:
1,700 agencies across the state
Over 23,000 services
Includes programs with and withoutDCFS contracts
Includes data on which state departments contract for services
There are two ways to log into SPD:
1. Illinois Outcomes Website
You will then need to click on “Provider Database” and this will take you to the login screen.
Click on ‘Resources’ tab, followed by Statewide Provider Database (SPD) to reach the login screen
Your username is your DCFS Illinois Outcomes ID
For password resets, please call the DCFS Help Desk
Health Clinics (in production)
CANS-Recommended Services Report used only by DCFS workers with a DCFS client ID number
Manual Report to select service types and features in a specified location
Agency Reportto see all the programs and/or locations of a specific agency
Keyword Search to find information related to a specific topic or word (such as “Church” or “camp”)
The Manual Service Provider Report is the most common search method
Zipcode is the only required field
Individuals with HIV/AIDS
Physically Challenged/ Medically Complex
Victims of Human Trafficking
Life/Independent Living Skills
Click “Generate Report” when you are ready to see your Service Provider Match Report
Features addressing barriers to access
Staffing patterns & credentials
Use of evidence-based practices
Addresses of youth in care and service provider locations are mapped – addresses converted to X/Y coordinates
Facilitates spatial analyses
Location where services are provided
Geographic catchment area
Data can be used to help influence policy decisions surrounding the allocation of resources
Click here to be taken to SPD Info
SPD Info can be found at https://spdinfo-publicworkspace.pbworks.com/SPD-Info
SPD Info is the supplemental site to SPD and is available to the general public as well as SPD users.
It offers information, grouped by category about organizations and events which may be of interest to your clients.
Benefits of using SPD
Data can be incorporated for mapping
Data is accessible to registered users for searching based on specific criteria
Highly detailed records
Benefits of supplementing SPD with other directories in SPD Info
Not password protected; open access
Comprehensive listings for other service types/areas
Eileen Reilly Leslie Eakin
SPD Project Coordinator Health Interviewer/SPD Trainer
(312) 814-4144 (312) 814-2840
Laura Diaz Lauren Walker
Health Interviewer/SPD Trainer Health Interviewer/SPD Trainer
(312) 814-1841 (312) 814-4695
Health Interviewer/Training Coordinator
DCFS Help Desk (800) 610-2089