Homelands, History, and Healing

Homelands, History, and Healing

Training Overview

Minnesota Children’s Alliance (the Alliance) is excited to host Homelands, History, Healing: An opportunity to expand, educate, and empower in order to better serve tribal and non-tribal children and their families, with Ms. Shannon Crossbear, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., via Zoom HealthCare.

In this session, participants will learn about the historical as well as the current political and social status of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the United States. Participants will be introduced to the world relational framework and explore how using such a framework has the potential to support healing.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the historical context of Tribal nations and their citizens.
  • Discuss how relationship building is foundational in working with this population.
  • Discover ways to embed culturally congruent practices into the therapeutic.


Ms. Crossbear’s work includes facilitating and consulting with the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Georgetown University, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and the Surgeon General’s Conference on Children’s Mental Health. She has worked with tribal and non-tribal communities in providing technical assistance to Systems of Care and Circles of Care utilizing traditional interventions and the promotion of culturally congruent and trauma-informed practices.

Continuing Education Credits and Cost Offset

POST and Social Work credits will be available.

We are excited to bring this training to you. The Alliance believes anti-racist and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers, virtually. To help off-set costs associated with this virtual training, through funds generously granted to the Minnesota Children’s Alliance through the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for Coronavirus through Minnesota Council on Foundations.


November 10, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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