t3 podcasts: Changing the Conversation with Jeff Olivet

t3 Podcast: Changing the Conversation

Jeff Olivet, activist, writer, and CEO of Center for Social Innovation, interviews health and human service experts, teachers, researchers, and advocates. Conversations focus on critical and timely topics related to homelessness, trauma, and mental health and substance use disorders.


Welcome to Season 3 of Changing the Conversation with Jeff Olivet and t3! We are still accepting thoughts and questions via online submission, email t3podcasts@thinkt3.com, or tweet at us with #askt3podcasts.


6 August 2018

Built For Zero 2: Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter

Host Jeff Olivet talks with Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter about grassroots organizing and challenging systems for change. This episode is part 2 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement of communities working toward ending chronic and veteran homelessness.

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Patrisse Cullors
Black Lives Matter
Community Solutions
Built for Zero
When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

 

23 July 2018

Built For Zero 1: Beth Sandor and Jake Maguire of Community Solutions

Host Jeff Olivet speaks with Beth Sandor and Jake Maguire about counting down to zero and what it takes to end homelessness. This episode is part 1 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement of communities working toward ending chronic and veteran homelessness.

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More Info
Community Solutions
Built for Zero
A Growing Drive to Get Homelessness to Zero in the New York Times (6/5/18)
Functional Zero for Homeless Veterans
What Does it Mean to End (and Prove You’ve Ended) Veteran Homelessness?

 

9 July 2018

"That's Just Good Harm Reduction"

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with James Kowalsky of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, Heartland Alliance in Chicago, to discuss harm reduction as a practice that can be used in almost every situation and with everyone. 

And from our listeners, Jeff discusses what front desk staff can do who work at hotels and might be interacting with guests who are experiencing homelessness.

This episode originally released 2/21/17.

 

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More Info
Mid-West Harm Reduction Institute
Heartland Alliance
Principles of Harm Reduction from the Harm Reduction Coalition

Client Centered Behavior Change: Using a Harm Reduction Approach, a live, online course starting in September from t3

Deploying Housing First Systemwide from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

 

 25 June 2018

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic among People Experiencing Homelessness in Boston

Host Jeff Olivet visits Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program where they are working to prevent drug overdose and support treatment and recovery. His honest conversations with a person in treatment and a nurse and doctor bring to light some of the real, day-to-day issues of the opioid epidemic.

 

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More Info
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Principles of Harm Reduction from the Harm Reduction Coalition
SPOT, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Medication Assisted Treatment from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

11 June 2018

Journey Recovery Project for Pregnant & Parenting Moms

Guest host Kristen Paquette and Katie Volk of the Center for Social Innovation discuss Journey, a new resource for pregnant and parenting women who have questions or concerns about opioid and other substance use.  
 
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More Info
Check out the Journey Recovery Project, your guide through recovery, pregnancy, and early parenting!
 
 

29 May 2018

Peer Support Roles: Evolving Professional Landscape

Guest host Kristen Paquette, Rebecca Zwicker, and Cheryl Gagne discuss how peer recovery coaches make an impact. They also address the evolving professional landscape for peer support roles, including job descriptions, training, and certifications.

Rebecca Zwicker is a peer recovery coach with Family Continuity Program and Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery.  Cheryl Gagne, Senior Associate at the Center for Social Innovation, is involved in national work to identify and develop core competencies for peer workers.

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Organizations & Resources Mentioned
 
More Information
Peer Providers (SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions)
Core Competencies for Peer Workers (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Principles of Harm Reduction (Harm Reduction Coalition)
National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals)
Substance Use Disorder Peer Supervision Competencies (The Regional Facilitation Center, Portland, OR)
Peer Recovery (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium)
ED Recovery Coach Program (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery)

 

14 May 2018

Supporting Employment for Homeless People

Host Jeff Olivet addresses employment for homeless people with Melissa Young from Heartland Alliance. They discuss the need for quality jobs and career pathways as well as integration of homeless and workforce systems.

 

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National Center on Employment and Homelessness (Heartland Alliance)
Ending Homelessness through Employment (Heartland Alliance)
Creating Economic Opportunity for Homeless Jobseekers: The Role of Employers and Community-Based Organizations by Melissa Young

 

30 April 2018

Project Amp: Brief Mentorship Intervention to Prevent Alcohol & Other Drug Use by Adolescents

Jeff Olivet talks with a Project Amp mentor and researcher about a brief mentorship intervention pilot that paired youth with young adults in recovery to enhance resiliency and prevent alcohol and other drug use. For more info about Project Amp, including implantation resources, visit www.projectamp4youth.com.

Bring Project Amp to Your Community!

 

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SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
Young People in Recoverybr>Motivational Interviewing
Risk & Protective Factors (SAMHSA)
Risk & Protective Factors (Youth.gov)
Strengths-Based Models
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

 

16 April 2018

Recovery at Work: Nayenday Thurman (Part 4)

Nayenday Thurman, Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Social Innovation, and host Jeff Olivet discuss organizational benefits to hiring people with lived experience and share strategies for hiring, supervising, and retaining. This episode is 4th in a four-part series on “Recovery at Work.

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Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Information about workplace accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act from the Job Accommodation Network 
First Who—Get the Right People on the Bus” by Jim Collins
Watch "People with History of Homelessness Encouraged to Apply" as Steven Samra talks about how his experiences being homeless inform his work. 

 

2 April 2018

Recovery at Work: Kim Noerager (Part 3)

Kim Noerager of the Center for Social Innovation talks with host Jeff Olivet about the benefits and challenges of being open in professional settings about her recovery journey. This episode is 3rd in a four-part series on “Recovery at Work.”

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Watch "People with History of Homelessness Encouraged to Apply" as Steven Samra talks about how his experiences being homeless inform his work. 

 

19 March 2018

Recovery at Work: Steven Samra (Part 2)

Host Jeff Olivet and Steven Samra of the Center for Social Innovation talk about why the voices of people with lived experiences are necessary in human service programs. Steven also shares what employment has meant to his recovery journey and what has helped him be successful. This episode is second in a 4-part series on "Recovery at Work." 

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SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)
Watch "People with History of Homelessness Encouraged to Apply" as Steven Samra talks about how his experiences being homeless inform his work. 

 

3 March 2018

Recovery at Work: Cheryl Gagne (Part 1)

Why hire people with lives experiences? Host Jeff Olivet talks with Cheryl Gagne of the Center for Social Innovation about the value people with lived experience bring to human service work and recruitment and retention strategies. This is first in a 4 part series on "Recovery at Work." 

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Watch "People with History of Homelessness Encouraged to Apply" as Steven Samra of the Center for Social Innovation talks about being homeless and how he uses his experiences to inform his work.
Boston Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation 

19 February 2018

Homelessness Prevention: The New Frontier

Steve Berg of the National Alliance to End Homelessness joins host Jeff Olivet for an engaging conversation about preventing homelessness. They address housing policies and changes to systems that would keep people stably housed. 

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National Alliance to End Homelessness
Housing Research from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Tenant Based Vouchers
Second Chance Act Grant Program

 

5 February 2018

Army of Advocates: 180,000 Volunteers Fighting Homelessness

Host Jeff Olivet talks with Claas Ehlers, Chief Executive Officer of Family Promise, about supporting families experiencing homelessness in achieving independence through community-based responses. 

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Organizations mentioned
Family Promise
SchoolHouse Connection
Bassuk Center on Homeless Vulnerable Children & Youth

Learn More
National Network to End Family Homelessness
Services Matter: How Housing & Services Can End Family Homelessness
Racial Equity and Homelessness: You Can't Tinker Your Way Toward Justice
Racial Equity & Homelessness: Live, Online Course

 

22 January 2018

Racial Equity & Homelessness: You Can't Tinker Your Way Toward Justice

Host Jeff Olivet with Marc Dones, project director of SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities.

Marc and Jeff share what they are learning from qualitative and data collected in communities working to end racial inequities in housing and homelessness. They also discuss program and policy reforms needed to reduce the disproportionate number of people of color experiencing homelessness in the U.S. 

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Resources mentioned during this episode
The Future is in the Margins by Ann Meyer & David Rose
Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau
Point in Time Data from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
From Exclusion to Destituion: Race, Affordable Housing and Homelessness by George Carter
Housing Wage Calculator by the national Low Income Housing Coalition
Living Wage Calculator by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Out of Reach by the National Low Incomes Housing Coalition

Learn More
Join a live, online course with Marc & Jeff on “Racial Equity & Homelessness” Thursdays in March.

 

8 January 2018

Ending Youth Homelessness at Y2Y: Is it a Spaceship? Is it a Hostel?

Host Jeff Olivet talks with Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg, co-founders of Y2Y Harvard Square—a student-run overnight shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness. They discuss how Y2Y provides sanctuary, pathways out of homelessness, and opportunities for advocacy in a trauma-informed environment.

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Organizations Mentioned During this Episode:
 
Resources:
For info on many of the kinds of training mentioned by Sarah and Sam, check out t3’s course offerings.
Access the TICOMETER to evaluate your organization’s need and progress in implementing trauma-informed care.

 

21 December 2017

7 Words You Can Never Say in a Podcast

In our last episode of 2017, host Jeff Olivet shares personal reflections on the 7 words reportedly prohibited from the upcoming Centers for Disease Control (CDC) budget. 

Read the report in the Washington Post.

Read NPR's coverage of the CDC's response to the report.

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18 December 2017

100-Day Challenge: Spotlight on Palm Beach County

In our third and final podcast in the series covering the 100-Day Challenge efforts in Baltimore, Columbus, Hennepin County, Louisville and Palm Beach County, we spotlight Palm Beach County. Kat Hammer and Nicole Frederick from the Palm Beach County 100-Day Challenge team discuss their challenge goal and how they accomplished it. They also discuss coordinated entry, case consultation, youth collaboration, what is meant by "functional 0" and how close they are as a community to ending youth homelessness for good. 

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4 December 2017

Providing Oral Health Care for People Experiencing Homelessness: A Well Let Room

Host Jeff Olivet talks with Dr. Dawud Raamah, a dentist treating people experiencing homelessness in a clinic in downtown Seattle. They discuss how good dentistry, respect, and positivity can change lives.

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20 November 2017

100-Day Challenge: Youth Collaboration Updates on Day #50

A Way Home America will share three podcasts throughout the fall covering the 100-Day Challenge efforts in Baltimore, Columbus, Hennepin County, Louisville, and Palm Beach County. In our second podcast, we are joined by Nadja Bentley and Kitty Zen of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness to discuss youth collaboration in the 100-Day Challenges. 

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6 November 2017

There's a Lot We Can Do: Improving Lives of Children Experiencing Homelessness

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Ellen Bassuk to discuss the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on children experiencing homelessness. Ellen Bassuk is President of the Bassuk Center on Homelessness and Vulnerable Children & Youth, and Founder of the Center for Social Innovation. 

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23 October 2017

Future of Technology & Healthcare: Cutting through the Noise

Host Jeff Olivet talks to Dr. Wayne Centrone about how technology can improve health care services and support the work of human service providers, particularly when developed with input from users.  

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9 October 2017

Good Supervision: Walking the Path Together

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Ayala Livny and Ken Kraybill to discuss using Motivational Interviewing (MI) and trauma-informed care in supervision. Ayala Livny is an independent consutlant, advocate, and educator. Ken Kraybill is the Director of Training for t3. 

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2 October 2017

100-Day Challenge: Spotlight on Hennepin County

A Way Home America will share three podcasts throughout the fall covering the 100-Day challenge efforts in Baltimore, Columbus, Hennepin County, Louisville, and Palm Beach County

The first podcast takes a look at the challenge in Hennepin County, featuring CeMarr Peterson with The Link and Casey Schleisman with the Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness.

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19 September 2017

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic among People Experiencing Homelessness in Boston

Host Jeff Olivet visits Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program where they are working to prevent drug overdose and support treatment and recovery. His honest conversations with a person in treatment and a nurse and doctor bring to light some of the real, day-to-day issues of the opioid epidemic. 

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6 June 2017

Paying it Forward: Young People in Recovery Mentoring Youth through Project Amp

Host Jeff Olivet speaks with Andy Matthews, a Project Amp mentor in Philadelphia.  Project Amp, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation, is a brief mentorship intervention developed in partnership with Young People in Recovery and funded by the Conrad N. Hilton foundation. Project Amp explores the role young adults in recovery can play in adolescent substance use prevention and early intervention. It builds on a model of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment, or SBIRT. Project Amp recently tested the approach in communities across the country, including the PHMC clinic in Philadelphia. Andy Matthews served as a Project Amp mentor in that community.

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22 May 2017

Walking the Red Road: Healing Historical Trauma through Wellbriety

Kateri Coyhis, from the Mahican Nation, is Director of White Bison Training Institute in Colorado Springs. Drawing upon her own journey of recovery, she tells host Jeff Olivet about the Wellbriety Movement providing culturally based healing to the next 7 generations of indigenous people. To learn more visit www.whitebison.org.

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8 May 2017

"Change the World Club & Starfish International": Girls Inspiring Girls

High school juniors Ali Chalmers and Carrie Sweeney join host Jeff Olivet to introduce Change the World Club, where a reciprocal relationship is taking place. This new Natick High School club is raising funds for Gambian girls' education through Starfish International located in the Gambia, West Africa. Girls in the Gambia and girls in Natick, MA exchange videos, singing, and illustrated letters, while inspiring each other's self confidence, goals, passion, and dreams.  View a sampling of videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpQ9Kw9QHzcKvGYdK-U9Y74vR7v98nwal.  Visit Change The World's Go-Fund-Me site at https://goo.gl/8ovd1U and starfishinternational.org to learn more.

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 24 April 2017

Planting Your Feet on the Ground: Resiliency in Children and Adolescents

Robert "Kyle" May joins host Jeff Olivet from Prestenburg, KY, to discuss resiliency through his work serving youth ages 0-17 at the Hope Initiative and Family Hope Project in the Healing Program of the Mountain Comprehensive Care Center.

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10 April 2017

"Relational Welfare": Restoring Human Connection into Human Services Systems

Our guest this week is Livia Davis, Vice President of Organizational Culture and Development at the Center for Social Innovation, who joins host Jeff Olivet to discuss what it means to put human connection at the center of human services.  And a listener asks, "How do recovery residences deal with relapse?" Expert Kristen Paquette responds.

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27 March 2017

Integrating Peers into Service Delivery Models: Why and How Should We?

Dr. Ellen Bassuk and Senior Associate Justine Hanson join Jeff Olivet to review the findings of their systematic review regarding the relationship between peer support and reoccurring substance use. They looked at not only the quantity of existing research but the quality of methodologies used within the research. 

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13 March 2017

Double Jeopardy: Ageism and the LGBTQ community

Clinical social worker Jessica Rowe sheds light on some generational difference in the LGBTQ community and focuses on quality of life issues that are unique to the less discussed, LGBTQ aging population.

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27 February 2017

"That's Just Good Harm Reduction" 

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with James Kowalsky of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, Heartland Alliance in Chicago, to discuss harm reduction as a practice that can be used in almost every situation and with everyone.

And for our listeners, Jeff discusses what front desk staff at hotels can do when interacting with guests who are experiencing homelessness. Send us your questions at podcasts@thinkt3.com

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13 February 2017

Coffee & Conversation at the Public Library: Small Actions Making Big Changes

On a visit to the Dallas Public Library, host Jeff Olivet sits down with Jo Guidice, the library's Director, to discuss the innovative ways DPL is serving and engaging its homeless customers, as many as 50-60 people every day.

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30 January 2017

Shaking Up the Homelessness Echo Chamber

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Dr. Jama Shelton and Robert Sember in Harlem to discuss activism, social change, and how we create real and lasting change in the world.

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20 January 2017

The 100 Day Challenge Concludes: 428 Young Adults Housed in 100 Days

In this final episode of the 100 Day Challenge series in partnership with A Way Home America and Rapid Results Institute, Phoebe VanCleefe and Terrance Walker share the resounding success of the Challenges that took place in Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Austin. They discuss what was accomplished in each city, lessons learned, the role of authentic youth engagement, and what advice they have for other communities interested in launching similar Challenges.

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16 January 2017

Emotional Homelessness: When Foster Youth Have No Place to Land

Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, a national expert on foster care and adoption, discusses with host Jeff Olivet the crossroads between homelessness and foster care.

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3 January 2017

A Research-Based, Powerful New Tool to Measure Trauma Informed Care in Organizations: Introducing the TICOMETER

In a dynamic conversation with host Jeff Olivet, the Center for Social Innovation's own Kristen Paquette and Molly Richard discuss the research behind the TICOMETER (launching in January 2017), the first psychometrically validated tool to measure trauma-informed care. They explore what makes the online tool so impactful and useful for organizations providing health and human services support for people.

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19 December 2016

People to People: Helping refugees begin their lives in the US

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Jeffrey Thielman, President and CEO of the International Institute of New England, which serves 2,000 refugees and immigrants a year, to discuss the process of gaining refugee status, the range of IINE's resettlement services, how they support trauma survivors, affordable housing for refugees and immigrants, demand for employees, and stories of inspiration.

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5 December 2016

Reflections on the Election

In this episode of Changing the Conversation, host Jeff Olivet, President and CEO if the Center for Social Innovation, looks at trauma and recovery just one month after the presidential election results. Take this moment to regain focus and channel your energy for the journey ahead.

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21 November 2016

Homelessness is Not About Homelessness

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with C4's Laura Gillis of Baltimore, public health nurse, advocate, activist, and service provder in the homelessness field for 25 years, to discuss what's changed, what homelessness is really about, and what it would take to level the playing field.

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21 November 2016

The 100-Day Challenge Midpoint Review: Youth Liberating Creativity to End Youth Homelessness

In this second of three episodes, host Jeff Olivet returns for an update from Terrance Walker and Phoebe VanCleefe, two youth leaders who discuss the progress, strategies, challenges, and surprises they see midway through the "100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness" in Los Angeles, Austin, and Cleveland through the A Way Home America & Rapid Results Institute partnership.

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Did you miss the first episode in this series?

 

7 November 2016

A Holistic Approach to Peer Support Services

Andre Johnson, President and CEO of Detroit Recovery Project, discusses how peer workers make use of mindfulness, massage, and other self care modalities in helping to reduce recidivism rates in the addiction recovery movement.

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24 October 2016

The Canadian Alliance & t3 Partnership Launch

In anticipation of the upcoming Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) Annual Conference in Ontario, host Jeff Olivet interviews Tim Richter (President) and Wally Czech (Director of Training) from the Canadian Alliance to discover parallels in the homelessness epidemic among the two countries that include rural communities, policy changes, indigenous rights and historical considerations. And as Rachel Ehly (t3, Managing Director) explains, this episode also serves as the official launch of t3's partnership with the Canadian Alliance.

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11 October 2016

What's New for Season Two

In this new season of Changing of the Conversation, host Jeff Olivet offers his perspective on the magnitude of homelessness in America, the election season, and asks you to weigh in on what ideas you would like to contribute to this season's podcast. 

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26 September 2016

Ending Youth Homelessness: The 100-Day Challenge

In this first of three episodes, host Jeff Olivet discusses the A Way Home America & Rapid Results Initiative partnership "100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness" with Terrance Walker and Phoebe VanCleefe, two youth leaders in the fight to end youth homelessness.

 

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29 August 2016

First Year Finale: A Look Back and More Conversations to Come

Host Jeff Olivet offers his reflections on the past season's dialogues involving homelessness, trauma, mental health, race and recovery. He also shares his perspectives on new frontiers that homeless advocates will need to tackle.

As we wrap up this season's podcast and start of a new season, we ask that our valued podcast listeners please send suggestions on how Changing the Conversation can best serve your work and organizations - how can our podcast be strengthened to enhance your work; what topics would you like us to tackle from a new angle; and even which guests you think would provide fresh insight? 

Please send your feedback to info@thinkt3.com

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15 August 2016

Legal Rights and Homelessness, plus live music performance!

In this dynamic conversation with Senior Analyst Collin Whelley and Public Policy Attorney Kate Whelley McCabe, Jeff taps into their insights regarding the legal rights of those experiencing homelessness, local ordinances that criminalize homelessness, and the rise of urban neoliberalism. 

Bonus: Collin performs a piece he wrote about homelessness in Boulder, Colorado.  

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2 August 2016

Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven't, How We Can

Dr. Donald Burnes talks with Jeff Olivet on the current state of homelessness in America, income inequality, and discusses his new book "Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven't, How We Can".

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26 July 2016

Minority Mental Health Month

In recognition of Minority Mental Health Month, Jeff Olivet sits down with Gloria Dickerson who discusses the mental health system from various perspectives: her own experience, her late brother's experience, and through a minority lens.  

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18 July 2016

An Early Psychosis Movement

Dr. Lisa Dixon provides an in depth overview of the early psychosis movement with a call to action for early intervention, person-centered treatment programs that help young people experiencing first episode psychosis function actively in their lives.

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5 July 2016

Creating a New Rite of Passage for Youth

In the last of this three part series with Young People in Recovery (YPR), host Jeff Olivet talks with Justin Riley and Laura Winn about the positive role that YPR serves for young people to transform their lives and communities.  

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22 June 2016

LGBTQ Solidarity and Activism After Orlando

Molly Richard and Allison Rich from the Center of Social Innovation share their experience as activists in the LGBTQ community and discuss what people outside the queer community, as well as White LGBTQ people, can do to be better allies to queer people of color in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.

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20 June 2016

Young People in Recovery: Creating Leaders

In this inspiring conversation, Justin Riley from Young People in Recovery, explains his organization’s desire to create young leaders that are equipped to stay committed to recovery and hope regardless the circumstances around them 

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6 June 2016

Youth Empowerment: From Active Addiction to Recovery

Justin Riley from Young People in Recovery and Kristen Paquette from the Center of Social Innovation weigh in on the changing landscape of how substance use is addressed from a broad policy level to direct service delivery with young people. 

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25 May 2016

Beyond Tokenism: The Power of Lived Experiences

Ayala Livny shares the expertise that she’s found in the young people who are experiencing homelessness that she has worked with for over eleven years.  

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17 May 2016

Housing First: Retention and Recovery

Dr. Sam Tsemberis traces the history of the Housing First model and its tremendous successes for the chronically homeless, in spite of the wariness and disbelief that he and his team faced from colleagues. Sam emphasizes the importance of the program's core values for continued successful implementation nationwide today.

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10 May 2016 

Cultural Competence in Organizations 

Dr. Dietra Hawkins gives insight into the practical application of cultural competency beyond “checking the training box” approach that is commonly used by organizations. 

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2 May 2016

Recovery Housing: Standards & Best Practices

In the last episode of a series of conversations on recovery housing, Jason Howell and Dave Sheridan from the National Alliance for Recovery Residences highlight the importance of having baseline standards for recovery housing as a community benefit.

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25 April 2016

Recovery Housing and Homelessness

As part of the second series in this conversation, Jason Howell from the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and Kristen Paquette discuss Recovery Housing as a method of homelessness prevention. 

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19 April 2016

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

Together with Jason Howell and Lori Criss from the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, Jeff explores the importance of recovery housing as a choice in any community seeking to transition from a culture of addiction to a culture of recovery.

This is the first conversation in a three part series.  

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12 April 2016

Racism and Homelessness: Solutions 

In continuation of their earlier conversation, Marc Dones and Jeff Olivet sift through potential solutions for addressing racism and homelessness.

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4 April 2016

Racism and Homelessness 

In this open dialog between Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones, they tackle the complexities and paradoxes of race as it relates to homelessness. 

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28 March 2016

Race, Homelessness, and Philanthrophy

During his trip to the Housing First Partners Conference in Los Angeles, Jeff tackles philanthropy as a driving change around racism and homelessness with a group of experts from across the country: Amanda Andere, David Wertheimer, and Marc Dones 

 
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14 March 2016

Family Homelessness

Dr. Ellen Bassuk provides an overview of the complexities involving family homelessness.

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24 February 2016

Youth Homelessness: From Portland to Peru

Drawing from his experience domestically and abroad, Dr. Wayne A. Centrone discusses the importance of building local capacity within communities to transform the lives of youth living with homelessness. He focuses on the power of active listening to improve the conditions of those he serves. 

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19 February 2016

A Life of Recovery

Steven Samra and Walter Ginter discuss their personal and professional journeys with recovery and Medication Assisted Treatment and Medication Assisted Recovery. Their unique stories offer different insights on the same goal: a life free from addiction and a society free from stigma.

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1 February 2016

Lived Experience: a transformative force

Gloria Dickerson talks about the impact employees with lived experience can have in service provision. 

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26 January 2016

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Jama Shelton, Ph.D. and Marc Dones discuss homelessness' impact on LGBTQ youth, from both the perspective of service prodivers and policy.

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6 January 2016

Homelessness and the Public Perception (Part 2 of 2)

In this episode, Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People, talks about the power of digital media in both changing the public perception on homelessness and connecting social services to people during times of crisis. 

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23 December 2015

Homelessness and the Public Perception (Part 1 of 2)

Mark Horvath, Founder of Invisible People, talks about the state of homelessness in America and the importance of changing perceptions as a mean to end homelessness.   

 
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9 December  2015

Recovery and Homelessness

Livia Davis, Vice President at the Center for Social Innovation, talks about recovery in the context of homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. She discusses the concept of recovery, the importance of hope as part of the recovery framework, and explains how timely interventions, with proper staff training and support can lead to long term positive impact to both people in recovery and the workforce.

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1 December 2015

Trauma in the Lives of Vulnerable Children and Youth

Systems that interact with children and youth are increasingly turning to solutions that combine trauma-informed care and trauma-specific therapeutic services. Dr. Carmela DeCandia discusses the adverse impact of trauma on children's development and the role that service providers can play in supporting resiliency and family well-being.

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17 November 2015

Critical Time Intervention (CTI)

Dan Herman, national expert on Critical Time Intervention (CTI) talks about how this social model of case management brings long-term positive impact to vulnerable individuals during times of transition. 

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26 October 2015

Intimate Partner Violence & Homelessness

Dr. Kristie Thomas, Assistant Professor at Simmons College School of Social Work, talks about intimate partner violence (IPV) and the connections between IPV and homelessness.

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16 October 2015

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Ken Kraybill, Director of Training, t3 talks about Motivational Interviewing (MI), a conversational style used by health and human service providers to elicit and strengthen people’s own motivation to change.

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1 October 2015

Opioid Overdose Prevention with Marc Dones

Health and human service workers can encounter clients with substance use disorders everyday. Ensuring that the services they provide are effective and well received, is no easy task. Marc Dones discusses the background of the current opioid overdose crisis, some intervention and prevention strategies, and how the words we use can impact the success of treatment for both clients and providers. 

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24 September 2015

Trauma and Service Providers with Rachel Latta

Jeff meets with Dr. Rachel Latta to discuss how human service providers can recognize and respond to trauma related behaviors, and how that helps the process of service provision.

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9 September 2015

Trauma and Homelessness with Rachel Latta

Rachel Latta, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, discusses how trauma affects all aspects of an individual's life and connects the dots from trauma to related difficulties, mental illness and substance use, and homelessness.

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