Gathering information for the application requires making a positive connection with the applicant. The key to engagement is to help the person feel safe and comfortable.
It is important to make a positive connection with the person applying for benefits. The application process can be a tool for engagement.
SOAR Voices Blogs
So much of the work we do at PRA focuses on disability, and within the SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center this work often focuses specifically on the link between disability and employment. The SOAR program aims to help people access benefits and achieve recovery so they can ultimately return to work. Another PRA project, The Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program, funds the research projects of graduate students who are analyzing the connection between disability and work.