SOAR January Webinar Series - Webinar III: Monday, Jan. 30

SOAR January Webinar Series - Strengthening SOAR Applications Through Strong Collaborations
The final webinar in our series will be Monday, January 30, 2017, 3:00-4:30 (ET)
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SOAR is more than just a training model. To be successful, SOAR programs must also focus on building strong relationships with SSA, DDS, the medical community and others.  SOAR providers who focus on such collaborations report more successful SOAR outcomes. 
Grab some hot chocolate, coffee, or a cup of tea, and join us for a series of three webinars to hear stories from SOAR communities, SSA and DDS specialists, and a medical provider on how they have improved SOAR applications by building relationships of mutual respect and trust in order to accomplish a great deal of hope for our SOAR applicants. You will also learn how to apply these best practices to creating or improving your SOAR Process which will result in the submission of quality SOAR applications!
This webinar series is recommended for SOAR State Leads, Local Leads, SOAR Providers and SOAR Practitioners who want to learn how strengthening collaborations among key partners with the SOAR Process will lead to the submission of stronger SOAR applications.   

Webinar I:  Case Development: The Ultimate DDS Experience!  
Thursday, January 19, 3:00-4:30pm (ET)
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Webinar II:  Medical Summary Reports: What is in that Co-Signed MSR?
Thursday, January 26, 3:00-4:30pm (ET)
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Webinar III: The SOAR Process:  How SSA in Trenton Supports Quality SOAR Applications
Monday, January 30, 3:00-4:30pm (ET)

A successful SOAR Process does not happen overnight.  The Trenton SOAR team learned early on that communication between SSA and SOAR providers is critical to growing and sustaining SOAR.  Hear how they maintain fidelity to the SOAR model by implementing a SOAR Process which is designed to be adjusted as needed based on workload issues and other feedback. Learn best practices for completing quality SOAR applications from both SOAR and SSA perspectives. 
  • Pam Heine, LSW, Senior Project Associate, SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc., Delmar, NY
  • David Vinokurov, District Manager, Social Security Administration, Trenton, NJ
  • Diane Hirko, LSW, SOAR Coordinator, SOAR Case Manager and SOAR Local Lead, Family Guidance Center, Trenton, NJ

Upcoming: Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification for CPD Formula Grant Program Stakeholders Webinar – February 6, 2017 – 2 PM EST

On February 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) invites you to participate in a briefing that will include a detailed discussion of Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification for CPD Formula grant program stakeholders. This webinar is for grantees, interest groups and field offices only.
When viewing this webinar, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) recipients should keep in mind that holistic case management for persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness does not meet the definition of housing counseling as defined in the Housing Counseling Certification Final Rule; therefore, the requirements discussed will not apply to those activities. See FAQs 3145 and 3147 for more information.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements.
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