Overview of SPIDER and how to navigate its search parameters, the history of the project and database, who is providing support of the database, detailed walk through of SPIDER's capabilities and how it can help professional and public users, and Q & A and live practice searches to help new users visualize the navigation process in real time.
SPIDER is a 100% free and public resource database used to locate and gather information on social service agencies, programs and services throughout Illinois. SPIDER provides incredibly detailed referral information designed to help professional and public users connect with the most appropriate services that match their needs and limitations. SPIDER also offers an interactive map for users to utilize and prioritize the closest agencies or programs that match needs.
Presented by Matthew Jedlowski, Program Assistant, Northwestern University and DCFS