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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.

Apr 30, 2018

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. Visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.

Jun 5, 2017

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...

Jul 6, 2016

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. 

Jun 20, 2016

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. 

Jun 1, 2016

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.