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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 19, 2016

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...


Dec 6, 2016

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


Dec 5, 2016

In this episode host Jeff Olivet, 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.


Nov 21, 2016

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


Nov 21, 2016

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...