t3: Changing the Conversation

Critical and timely topics related to homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Jeff Olivet--activist, writer and CEO of the Center f...
Kristen Paquette and Vicki Steen discuss the opioid epidemic and overdose prevention strategies including harm reduction and medication assisted treatment. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.  More Info Praxis: Training for M...
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Michael Marquesen of the LA Community Health Center shares tips for reaching and engaging people in health care services with host Kristen Paquette. They discuss ways to tailor services to keep participants connected. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more re...
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Richard Rothstein describes how—contrary to national myth—neighborhood segregation was created by government policies. He and host Jeff Olivet discuss how this has led to wealth, achievement, and health disparities experienced by African Americans. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Fac...
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Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness, joins host Jeff Olivet to discuss what is working and challenges ahead in our response to homelessness in the U.S. They share structural change strategies needed to fix systems and make homelessness rare, brief, and one time. Visit t...
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Stephanie Wahab, Ali Hall, and host Jeff Olivet give tips for social workers and social work students on the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and letting people take charge. This is the third in a series of episodes on MI. If you have questions about MI or suggestions for topics to be ...
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Kristen Paquette talks with Jack Cameron, a mental health advocate calling in from Ohio, about improving outcomes for people with mental health challenges through increased health literacy, patient activation, and peer support. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn ...
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Susan Butterworth, Ali Hall, and host Jeff Olivet discuss how Motivational Interviewing (MI) helps providers and case managers focus on strengths to support behavior change. They share tips on staying true to the art and science of MI. This is the second in a series of episodes on MI. Visit thin...
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How can you move beyond basic Motivational Interviewing (MI) competency to a more natural, effective conversation? In the first of a series on MI, Ali Hall, Ken Kraybill, and host Jeff Olivet discuss strategies for guiding and going alongside people on their journeys. Visit thinkt3.com and follo...
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Host Kristen Paquette talks with Cheryl Gagne and Steven Samra about what health means to people in recovery. They also share strategies for health care providers to use when supporting people in recovery. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resour...
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Steven Spear talks with host Jeff Olivet about "starting at the end" to see current and ideal outcomes and find high leverage opportunities to make an impact on people and operations. This episode is part 4 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Ze...
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Dr. Rana Awdish shares her experiences with healing from a critical illness and opioid use with host Jeff Olivet. They discuss how doctors and health care and human service workers can be present for people in hard times and support healing. Trigger Warning: miscarriage. This episode is part 3 ...
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Host Jeff Olivet talks with Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter about grassroots organizing and challenging systems for change. This episode is part 2 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement of communities working towar...
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Host Jeff Olivet speaks with Beth Sandor and Jake Maguire about counting down to zero and what it takes to end homelessness. This episode is part 1 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement of communities working toward endi...
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Host Jeff Olivet sits down with James Kowalsky of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, Heartland Alliance in Chicago, to discuss harm reduction as a practice that can be used in almost every situation and with everyone.  And from our listeners, Jeff discusses what front desk staff can do who w...
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Host Jeff Olivet visits Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program where they are working to prevent drug overdose and support treatment and recovery. His honest conversations with a person in treatment and a nurse and doctor bring to light some of the real, day-to-day issues of the opioid epid...
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Guest host Kristen Paquette and Katie Volk of the Center for Social Innovation discuss Journey, a new resource for pregnant and parenting women who have questions or concerns about opioid and other substance use.  Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more r...
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Guest host Kristen Paquette, Rebecca Zwicker, and Cheryl Gagne discuss how peer recovery coaches make an impact. They also address the evolving professional landscape for peer support roles, including job descriptions, training, and certifications. Rebecca Zwicker is a peer recovery coach with ...
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Host Jeff Olivet addresses employment for homeless people with Melissa Young from Heartland Alliance. They discuss the need for quality jobs and career pathways as well as integration of homeless and workforce systems. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for mo...
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Jeff Olivet talks with a Project Amp mentor and researcher about a brief mentorship intervention pilot that paired youth with young adults in recovery to enhance resiliency and prevent alcohol and other drug use. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resourc...
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Nayenday Thurman, Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Social Innovation, and host Jeff Olivet discuss organizational benefits to hiring people with lived experience and share strategies for hiring, supervising, and retaining. This episode is 4th in a four-part series on “Recovery at Work.”...
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