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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 15, 2019

Steven Samra shares insights about how he is facing and addressing trauma to heal mental health and substance use challenges.

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May 22, 2017

Kateri Coyhis, from the Mahican Nation, is Director of White Bison Training Institute in Colorado Springs. Drawing upon her own journey of recovery, she tells host Jeff Olivet about the Wellbriety Movement providing culturally based healing to the next 7 generations of indigenous people. To learn more...


Jan 3, 2017

In a dynamic conversation with host Jeff Olivet, the Center for Social Innovation's 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...


Nov 30, 2015

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...


Sep 24, 2015

In this episode 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.