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SOAR Webinar: New SOAR Tools for Collaborating with SSA and DDS

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.



One critical component of the SOAR model is a strong collaboration with SSA and DDS. Would you like to know more about how successful SOAR programs develop and sustain these relationships? 

After gathering many examples from states and localities, the SOAR TA Center has developed two fantastic tools, loaded with strategies you can easily replicate. We will walk you through these documents and discuss how these best practices can be put into action! 

What you will learn

  • Why collaborations with SSA and DDS are key to becoming a successful SOAR program (and how you can get there, too)
  • The most effective strategies to build strong collaborations with SSA and DDS
  • How to use these new tools to begin your conversation with SSA and DDS representatives



  • Kristin Lupfer, Project Director, SAMHSA SOAR TA Center
  • Korrie Snell, SOAR State Co-Lead, CABHI Coordinator, Behavioral Health Svcs Commission, KS Dept for Aging & Disability Svcs,Topeka, KS
  • Melissa (Missy) Bogart-Starkey, SOAR State Co-Lead, Behavioral Health Svcs Commission, KS Dept for Aging & Disability Svcs, Topeka, KS
  • Caroline Bolas, SOAR State Lead, Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Office of Adult & Specialized Behavioral Health Svcs, Catonsville, MD
This webinar will be moderated and led by Abigail Lemon and Pam Heine, Senior Project Associates with the SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center.




Available Files
Attachment Size
Slide Presentation 3.54 MB
How to Contact SSA Decision Tree 192.98 KB