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Integrating SOAR Training into Social Work Education

This webinar, held on March 8, 2018, discussed a pilot project in which schools of social work integrated SOAR into their MSW programs.


Representatives from four schools and departments of social work discussed how they implemented or plan to implement a pilot project in which graduate students complete the SOAR Online Course as part of their coursework and/or  assist with SSI/SSDI applications as part of their field placements. Suggestions and tips were provided for other schools interested in integrating SOAR in their social work programs.


  • Heather Larkin, MSW, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University at Albany SUNY/National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services
  • Pam Heine, MSW, Senior Project Associate, SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
  • Nancy Meyer-Adams, MSW, Ph.D., Director, School of Social Work, California State University- Long Beach
  • Linda Plitt Donaldson, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Kate Baasch, MA ATR-BC, LPC, Miriam's Kitchen, Washington, D.C.



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Presentation Slides 10.17 MB