Homelands, History, Healing:  Expand, Educate, and Empower

Homelands, History, Healing: Expand, Educate, and Empower

Training Details

Minnesota Children’s Alliance (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 Shannon CrossBear, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, via Zoom HealthCare.

In this session participants will learn about some history as well as the current political and social status of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the U.S. Participants will be introduced to the world relational framework and explore how using such a framework had the potential to support healing.

Learning Objectives

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

Presenter Bio

Shannon CrossBear articulates her purpose as: “To demonstrate and promote gentle healing.” She expresses her commitment to healing through her work in the world. Her own community and family history propelled her to develop leadership in order to address disparities that have led to poor outcomes for friends and relatives. Shannon’s work has included 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.

Shannon has worked in communities throughout the contiguous United States and Alaska, as well as within Canada, to address systemic change for improved outcomes for children and their families. Shannon has facilitated and supported practices and services that include the provision of culturally cemented early childhood, parenting programs, supports for transition-age youth and young adults, and families with mental health and substance abuse issues. Shannon is skilled in trauma-informed community engagement. She has worked with supporting organized stakeholder voice and representation at local and national levels through various behavioral health initiatives.

Shannon continues to work with others to demonstrate and promote practices that lead to better outcomes for her friends and relatives.

Registration – $30

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.

Continuing Education Credits: POST and Social Work credits will be available.

Membership Discount

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance recognizes the role our members play in keeping Minnesota kids safe. In order to promote the success of our members in their work, we offer a 50 percent discount on all training opportunities. If you are not yet a member of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance, you can sign-up for a free individual membership by completing this form.

Cancelation Policy

The Alliance recognizes that sometimes professionals are called away at the last minute to accommodate the needs of our kids. The Alliance offers a full refund, minus any Eventbrite fees, for cancellation notices received 24 hours in advance of the training. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the training start time. Some sessions are recorded and can be viewed up to two weeks after the training date. Please contact Stephanie Kimble at stephanie@minnesotachildrensalliance.org to cancel or request a copy of the recorded training.


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