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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.

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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Jul 11, 2022

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. This episode was originally released on October 25, 2021.

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Jun 27, 2022

Drew Musa and host Ashley Stewart discuss mental health treatment and supports and why it is important to acknowledge and address racial and other intersectional identities.

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Jun 13, 2022

Catherine Baz shares experiences of trauma and recovery and discusses the value of trauma-informed care with hosts Adrienne Kasmally and Nate Batiste. This episode is sponsored by Project Amp. Trigger Warning: trauma, suicide, hospitalization, domestic violence, abuse.

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