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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.

Sep 19, 2022

Makeba Boykins and Ashley Stewart discuss racial trauma and the compounding impact of chronic stress on people and programs.

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Sep 5, 2022

Daisy Hernandez shares strategies for supervising peer support workers and recovery coaches by meeting people where they are with host Steven Samra.

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Challenging Silos in Recovery Services (originally released March 7, 2022)

Aug 22, 2022

Laurie Johnson-Wade shares about the Ubuntu approach to life as a culture shift for recovery services from separateness and isolation to community and connectivity with host Ashley Stewart. This episode originally released March 7, 2022.

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Aug 8, 2022

Elizabeth Black and host Steven Samra discuss why words matter and the importance of using strengths-based, person-centered, trauma-informed language with people we serve. This episode originally released February 7, 2022.

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Jul 25, 2022

Ken Kraybill and host Steven Samra discuss the importance and impact of whole-person care and how recognizing what is happening to, with, and around an individual supports healing and recovery. This episode originally released January 24, 2022.

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