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t3: Changing the Conversation

Critical and timely topics focused on homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Jeff Olivet and Kristen Paquette of the Center for Social Innovation 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. For more information visit thinkt3.com.
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Sep 3, 2018

Steven Spear talks with host Jeff Olivet about "starting at the end" to see current and ideal outcomes and find high leverage opportunities to make an impact on people and operations.

This episode is part 4 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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Steven Spear, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The High Velocity Edge by Steven Spear

Community Solutions

Built for Zero

May 14, 2018

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. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.

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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

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 thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.

Bring Project Amp to Your Community!

For more info about Project Amp, including implantation resources, visit www.projectamp4youth.com.

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SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

Young People in Recovery

Motivational Interviewing

Risk & Protective Factors (SAMHSA)

Risk & Protective Factors (Youth.gov)

Strengths-Based Models

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Apr 16, 2018

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.” Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.

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. 
Apr 2, 2018

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.” Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.

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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. 

Mar 19, 2018
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." Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.
 
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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 of the Center for Social Innovation talks about how his experiences being homeless inform his work.
Mar 5, 2018
Why hire people with lived 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." Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.
 
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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
Feb 19, 2018

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

 

Dec 21, 2017

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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Dec 4, 2017

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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Nov 20, 2017

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.

Oct 23, 2017

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.

Mar 27, 2017

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. Subscribe to the t3 podcast today!

Mar 13, 2017

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. Subscribe to the t3 podcast today!

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.

Oct 11, 2016

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. 

Please call 617-340-9383 to leave us voicemail with your questions, comments and suggestions or visit info.thinkt3.com/podcasts to upload a voice memo or leave us a note. 

 

Aug 29, 2016

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

Aug 15, 2016

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. 

Aug 2, 2016

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".

 

 

Jul 26, 2016

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. 

Jul 18, 2016

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.

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. 

May 17, 2016

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.

May 10, 2016

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

May 2, 2016

In the last episode of a series ofconversations on recovery housing, Jason Howell and Dave Sheridanfrom the National Alliance forRecovery Residences highlight the importance of having baselinestandards for recovery housing as a communitybenefit. 

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