Using Screenings and Non-Clinical Assessments to Help Serve Your Residents

1.0 Training Contact Hour

Assessments are essential components of a Service Coordinator’s toolbox. Determining residents’ needs or abilities is key in providing assistance and making referrals for appropriate supports, services or skills training. This module will provide an overview of assessments, how they can be used and strategies for completing and determining how best to use the information obtained.


Judith P. Chavis

Judy Chavis has more than 25 years of association, legislative and administrative policy experience related to programs and services for low-income people. Prior to starting at AASC, Judy was the Assistant Executive Director of the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association where she co-directed governmental relations for the organization. She also provided policy development and advocacy; technical assistance; training on public assistance and social services “safety net” programs (e.g., Medicaid, Food Stamps, child care, TANF, etc.); and, issues affecting low-income people including workforce development, adult protective services, child support enforcement, and child protective services.  Judy holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Ohio University and a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Political Science/Sociology from The Ohio State University.


  1. Gain an understanding of non-clinical assessments and their importance in service coordination.
  2. Learn and understand different types of assessments used by service coordinators.
  3. Learn strategies for conducting assessments.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 100%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.