Shannon Heide Livingston

Shannon Heide Livingston, Supervisor for Intensive Family Services and Foster Care

Shannon Heide-Livingston

Shannon Heide Livingston, LSCSW, supervises the intensive family services and foster care programs. Shannon has served youth and families for the past 25 years in the areas of mental health and child welfare. She holds a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of Kansas and is a licensed clinical social worker.

Shannon has worked in community mental health centers in Kansas doing case management for youth and adults, individual therapy, and family therapy, as well as in a private therapy practice. She originally joined O’Connell Children’s Shelter as a foster care worker; her current role allows her to work alongside struggling families to help them realize their strengths and maintain families and children safely together.

Shannon has helped to train, license, and support many foster, adoptive, and kinship families during her career. She is a National Training and Development (foster parent training) facilitator and a Risking Connection (survivors of traumatic experiences) trainer. 

Shannon and her husband Buddy are enjoying raising 2 teenage children.