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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Dec 3, 2018

Richard Rothstein describes how—contrary to national myth—neighborhood segregation was created by government policies. He and host Jeff Olivet discuss how this has led to wealth, achievement, and health disparities experienced by African Americans.

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Nov 19, 2018

Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness, joins host Jeff Olivet to discuss what is working and challenges ahead in our response to homelessness in the U.S. They share structural change strategies needed to fix systems and make homelessness rare, brief, and one time.

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Nov 5, 2018

Stephanie Wahab, Ali Hall, and host Jeff Olivet give tips for social workers and social work students on the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and letting people take charge. This is the third in a series of episodes on MI.

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Oct 22, 2018

Kristen Paquette talks with Jack Cameron, a mental health advocate calling in from Ohio, about improving outcomes for people with mental health challenges through increased health literacy, patient activation, and peer support.

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Oct 8, 2018

Susan Butterworth, Ali Hall, and host Jeff Olivet discuss how Motivational Interviewing (MI) helps providers and case managers focus on strengths to support behavior change. They share tips on staying true to the art and science of MI. This is the second in a series of episodes on MI.

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