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  • The Spirit of Benefits Planning

    This original 18-track audio CD features a collection of lessons-learned stories, success stories, and take-home tips about Benefits Planning. Listen to social worker Steve Shober, a former job coach and vocational specialist. Learn how to avoid some common misconceptions about SSI and SSDI, how to make the most of work incentives, and much more.

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The Spirit of Benefits Planning

This original 18-track audio CD features a collection of lessons-learned stories, success stories, and take-home tips about Benefits Planning services. The CD features Consultant and Trainer Steve Shober, BS, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP), a former vocational rehabilitation specialist and job coach who learned crucial benefits-planning skills while on the job, responding to benefits crises and other episodes of financial mishaps and stalled recovery for consumers. Steve’s expertise, combined with his calming voice of authority, provides a comforting sense of can-do when it comes to the benefits arena. The CD also includes an introduction with Nicole Clevenger, BFA.

Use this CD to inspire, educate, and advocate for Benefits Planning services:

  • Enhance your practice
  • Change the culture of your organization
  • Educate and train new staff
  • Educate consumers and families

PRODUCT SPECS

  • 18-track audio CD
  • A collection of lessons-learned stories, success stories, and take-home tips about Benefits Planning for service providers, family members, and consumers
  • Slim jewel case & art
  • Free .mp3 files, listen online or download (see "Playlist" below)
  • Free PDF of art for jewel case

PLAYLIST

—by Matthew K. Weiland and Paul M. Kubek (producers)

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1.) Keeping Your World Glued Together—Building Relationships (2m 44s)
- Featuring: Nicole Clevenger, BFA, and Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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2.) Keeping Your World Glued Together—Avoiding Crises (3m 17s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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3.) Easing Anxieties and Supporting Self-Efficacy (1m 28s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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4.) Being Caught Off-Guard, Part 1—A Letter Arrives from SSI (2m 14s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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5.) Being Caught Off-Guard, Part 2–A Sense of Panic Ensues (1m 58s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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6.) Being Caught Off-Guard, Part 3–The Panic Derails Recovery (2m 0s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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7.) Being Caught Off-Guard, Part 4—The Lesson Learned (1m 38s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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8.) A Story of Assertive Outreach, Part 1–Taking a Risk (1m 18s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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9.) A Story of Assertive Outreach, Part 2–Taking the Time (2m 10s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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10.) A Non-Reporting and Work Incentives Story, Part 1–Payee Anxiety (2m 14s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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11.) A Non-Reporting and Work Incentives Story, Part 2—Difficult Decisions (2m 42s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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12.) A Non-Reporting and Work Incentives Story, Part 3–Problem Solved (1m 33s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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13.) A Non-Reporting and Work Incentives Story, Part 4–The Lesson Learned (3m 04s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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14.) Take-Home Tip 1: Report Income Every Month and Visit Benefit Office (2m 25s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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15.) Take-Home Tip 2: Alert People about Letters from Social Security (2m 23s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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16.) Take-Home Tip 3: Educate Family and Keep Them Involved (50s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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17.) Take-Home Tip 4: Interpret Information for Each Consumer (2m 50s)
- Featuring: Steve Shober, BS, LSW
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18.) For More Information (44s)
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ABOUT BENEFITS PLANNING

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University offers consultation and training about Benefits Planning (BP) for organizations that serve people diagnosed with disabilities, including mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. More information about Benefits Planning and Supported Employment are available on this website.


CITATION

Title: The Spirit of Benefits Planning
Title #2: An Audio Project of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University
Author(s): Matthew K. Weiland and Paul M. Kubek (producers), featuring Steve Shober & Nicole Clevenger
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher City: Cleveland, Ohio
Publisher Name: Center for Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), Case Western Reserve University

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