California

California

Description of Project 
SOAR efforts in California are led by Shoshana Zatz with the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. SOAR is current active in many communities across the state.
 
California uses the SOAR Online Course (https://soarworks.prainc.com/course/ssissdi-outreach-access-and-recovery-soar-online-training) to train case managers to utilize the SOAR process. This training is sometimes followed up by an in-person SOAR Online Course Review Session. The SOAR Online Course is free, open to the public and can be started at any time. Once completed, a certificate of completion and 20 free CEUs through NASW will be awarded.  Prior to beginning the SOAR Online Course we recommend that you and your supervisor review ‘Getting Involved with SOAR’, found at https://soarworks.prainc.com/article/starting-your-soar-initiative.
 
If you are currently using the SOAR model in your community to assist with SSI/SSDI applications or you are interested in getting involved, please contact Shoshana Zatz at szatz@cibhs.org or 916-379-5341.