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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.

May 24, 2016

Ayala Livny shares the expertise that she has found in the young people who are experiencing homelessness that she has worked with for...

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...

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.