t3 podcasts: Changing the Conversation with Jeff Olivet

t3 Podcasts: 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, mental illness, and addiction. 


New in Season 2: We would love to hear your questions on topics that have been discussed on previous t3 podcasts and ideas or questions for future podcasts. Please submit your thoughts via online submission or email t3podcasts@thinkt3.com, or tweet at us with #askt3podcasts.


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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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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