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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.

Nov 22, 2021

Ashley Stewart and Daryl McGraw discuss urban, race-based trauma and ways recovery service providers can support healing for people who have experienced and witnessed it with host Livia Davis.

Trigger Warning: In this episode, we discuss types of trauma—such as death, violence, abuse, abandonment, poverty,...


Nov 8, 2021

Shawn Roberson and Ali Hall discuss ways Motivational Interviewing is supporting people living through the COVID-19 pandemic with host Jeff Olivet.

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Oct 25, 2021

Daryl McGraw and Ashley Stewart discuss ways recovery support services can respond to Black, Brown, and Indigenous People of Color in ways that acknowledge the compounding effects of racism with host Livia Davis.

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Oct 11, 2021

Julie Burns and host Livia Davis discuss the process of bringing diverse perspectives together, breaking down barriers, exploring solutions, and moving forward for collective action to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. This episode was originally released on July 19, 2021.

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Sep 27, 2021

Jami Eckols-Leonard shares her experiences as a youth with alcohol and substance use, trauma, and mental health challenges with hosts Nate Batiste and Nastacia’ Moore. This episode is sponsored by Project Amp. Trigger warning: alcohol and stimulant use, mood disorders

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