Shannon CrossBear articulates her purpose as: To demonstrate and promote gentle healing. She expresses her commitment to healing through her work in the world. That 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 participating in the Surgeon Generals Conference on Children’s Mental Health. Shannon has worked with tribal and non tribal communities in creating Systems of Care and Circles of Care utilizing traditional intervention and promotion of culturally congruent and trauma informed practices. She is currently acting as a Change Agent with Change Matrix and providing support to states, tribes and territories serving early childhood, youth and young adult populations.
Ms CrossBear is a skilled in trauma informed community engagement. She has worked with supporting organized stakeholder voice and representation at local and national levels though various behavioral health initiatives.