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Webinars

In this two-part webinar series, to be held on October 18 and 25, 2017, the SOAR TA Center has invited presenters who will share 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 16, 2016, representatives from the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center and the Social Security Administration (SSA) discussed the new revisions to the Mental Disorder Listings. 

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 presentation about the SOAR TA Center's process for collecting outcomes data was held on June 4, 2015

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.

In this webinar, held on March 25, 2015, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center presented a new issue brief and participants heard from SOAR providers who are successfully serving youth who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

In this webinar, held on February 25, 2015, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center shared results from the 2014 SOAR Outcomes Summary.

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.

This webinar, held on November 19, 2014, provided in depth description of CDRs and the SOAR provider's role in assisting with CDRs.

SOAR TA Team members have recently been guest speakers for two NCHV webinars.

This three-part webinar series, held in April 2014, is intended to enhance the efforts of current SOAR Trainers as we transition to the Leadership Academy model.

This series of three calls, held in Spring 2014, focused on the administrative aspects of running a SOAR program. These calls were geared toward individuals who are interested in, or are already serving in a leadership capacity with SOAR in their community.

This webinar, held on March 12, 2013 and sponsored by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, provided an overview of eligibility criteria and the enrollment process for SSI/SSDI and Medicaid benefits; discussed the SOAR training program as a way to improve enrollment; and offered success stories and lessons learned from the field.

This webinar, held on October 22, 2013, introduces the SOAR Leadership Academy that will replace the current Train-the-Trainer program, and the new opportunities it will create for SOAR leadership at the local level.

This webinar, held on August 28, 2013, describes the SSA Appeals process and how to utilize SOAR when assisting applicants with their appeals.

This webinar, held on July 17, 2013, addresses the similarities and differences between adult and child disability determination rules and the types of information that may be considered in evaluating a child’s disability claim.

This webinar, held on June 19, 2013, discusses the implementation of SOAR in prison and jail settings, including the challenges faced and lessons learned by states that have initiated SOAR in their facilities.

This webinar, held jointly with NHCHC on June 5, 2013, addresses the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new ruling, published in February 2013, which provides clearer guidance for evaluating cases involving DAA.

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SOAR Voices Blogs

SOAR Strategies for Implementation at Deborah’s Place in Chicago

Panelists Kim Davidson and Eleni Marsh with Deborah’s Place in Chicago, explained their experiences using a trauma-informed approach within their organization.  For instance, they share how being a trauma-informed agency means the SOAR provider doesn’t need to know in detail what the trauma was like for the individual.  They share how the Six Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach have been integrated into their SOAR program. While listening to Kim and Eleni, ask yourself these questions:               

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