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On this webinar, to be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020, we will discuss SSA Work Incentives and other employment resources, bust some myths surrounding working while applying for and receiving benefits, and present an updated issue brief from the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center.

On this webinar, held on June 18, 2020, we introduced our updated SOAR Appeals Toolkit and guest speakers offered practice tips on effectively representing SOAR applicants with appeals.

This webinar, held on Wednesday, March 25, addressed the connections between serious mental illness, homelessness, and incarceration, and best practices for increasing access to SSI/SSDI benefits for people with serious mental illness who are reentering communities from jails and prisons. 

This webinar, held on January 22, 2020, explored Step 3 and Step 5 of SSA's Sequential Evaluation process -- the only two steps at which an applicant can be found disabled.

On this webinar, held on Wednesday, August 28, participants learned tips and tools on how to write quality Medical Summary Reports (MSR).

On this webinar, held on Thursday, June 6, 2019, we reviewed the many ways OAT can be utilized, beyond outcome tracking.

This webinar, held on Thursday, April 11, provided tips on how to get started on your first SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI application.

On this webinar, held on February 21, 2019, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center shared new tools and resources for completing Child SSI applications, including the new SOAR Online Course: Child Curriculum. As well, SOAR Leaders discussed their strategies and plans for implementing SOAR for Children initiatives in their communities.

This webinar, held on Wednesday, December 12, explored how opioid or other substance use disorders impact SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI applicants.

This webinar, held on Wednesday, October 24, was presented by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center in partnership with the SAMHSA GAINS Center.  We explored how SOAR implementation in criminal justice settings can be a strong reentry tool to increase housing stability and promote post-release success.

The second webinar in our "Completing Quality SOAR Applications" series was held on June 27, 2018 and focused on how to optimize medical records collection and approach SSA’s Listings of Impairments for expediting your SOAR claim.

Providing accurate work history information is absolutely vital to include in all SOAR applications. SSA uses this information to determine if the applicant is able to return to past work, or perform other work in the national economy. This webinar, the first in our "Completing Quality SOAR Applications" series, was held on April 25, 2018, and addressed strategies for obtaining accurate work history information. 

On this webinar, held on February 27, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center presented its 2017 Outcomes and highlighted incredible successes from across the country.

On this webinar, held on January 25, 2018, the SOAR TA Center and successful local and state SOAR leaders shared tips, tools, and strategies to help keep your SOAR program successful and sustaining.

In this two-part webinar series, held on October 18 and 25, 2017, presenters shared their knowledge of opioid use disorders, opioid misuse and marijuana use among individuals experiencing homelessness.

On this webinar, held on July 20, 2017, the SOAR TA Center walked through two fantastic tools, loaded with strategies that can be easily replicated for collaborating with SSA and DDS.

In this webinar, held on March 23, 2017, trauma-informed experts and SOAR providers shared best practices for understanding and implementing trauma-informed care principles.

In 2011, the SOAR TA Center conducted a webinar series on “Strengthening SOAR Applications.”  We are pleased to bring back an updated version of this popular series in January 2017. 

In this webinar, held on November 30, 2016, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and SOAR leaders discussed working while applying for and receiving SSA benefits.

On this webinar, held on October 12, 2016, the SOAR TA Center and SOAR leaders discussed the challenges and successes implementing and sustaining SOAR in their rural areas.

This webinar, held on June 22, 2016, is designed for SOAR practitioners to continue building their "ALJ Hearing Toolbox."

This webinar, held on May 18, 2016, reviewed the features of the updated Online Application Tracking (OAT) system.

In this webinar, held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, the SOAR TA Center introduced their latest issue brief, "Housing Access and Stability with SOAR," and heard from providers who have successfully integrated SOAR and Housing First.

In this webinar, held on February 24, 2016, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center shared results from the 2015 SOAR Outcomes Summary.

This webinar, held on March 10, 2016, focused on assisting with SSI/SSDI applications for immigrants and non-citizens.

On this webinar, held on January 14, 2016, the SOAR TA Center walked participants through the SOAR Online Course and shared tips for its successful completion.

This webinar, held on November 12, 2015 educated SOAR practitioners about the presence of TBI among returning service members, as well as individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

SOAR TA Center Director, Kristin Lupfer, was featured on this webinar presented by HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance (SNAPs) and Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH).

This webinar, held on July 22, 2015, by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center featured researchers and trainers from the Dartmouth Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment Center.

This webinar, held on Thursday, June 25, 2015, provided the tips and tools necessary to understand SSA’s Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing process. 

This webinar, held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, provided the background, tips and tools necessary to implement consumer/peer initiatives within SOAR programs to increase service capacity.

SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) hosted a webinar on strategies for funding SOAR Programs

This webinar, held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 focused on coordinated assessment, also known as coordinated entry or coordinated intake -- a new requirement for all HUD Continuums of Care (CoCs) as established by the HEARTH Act.

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