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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on equity, 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 23, 2015

Mark Horvath, Founder of Invisible People, talks about the state of homelessness in America and the importance of changing perceptions as a mean to end homelessness. 

Dec 9, 2015

Livia Davis, Vice President at the Center for Social Innovation, talks about recovery in the context of homelessness, mental illness and addiction. She discusses the concept of recovery, the importance of hope as part of the recovery framework, and explains how timely interventions, with proper staff training and...

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...

Nov 17, 2015

Dan Herman, national expert on Critical Time intervention (CTI), explains how this social model of case management brings long-term positive impacts to vulnerable individual during times of transition

Oct 26, 2015

Dr. Kristie Thomas, Assistant Professor at Simmons College School of Social Work, talks about intimate partner violence (IPV) and the connections between IPV and homelessness.