A Viessa Keith-Queen
A Viessa Keith-Queen speaks for CSEC’s from a perspective of mental health and child advocacy, regardless of age, gender or socioeconomic standing. As apart of the Shade Movement, Ms. Keith-Queen brings 15 years of advocacy and education from working on the front lines of Oakland and San Francisco with non-profit agencies. Having supported exploited populations, as a health educator, a court-appointed case manager and as a community mental health provider, Viessa is committed to the eradication of human trafficking. Being apart of the board at S.H.A.D.E can help solidify the need for a survivor-focused approach to CSEC’s healing from violent trauma, then developing voices that shape and empower their communities.
Currently living abroad until 2019, Viessa is teaching research in psychology, while supporting the counseling department at an International school in Thailand. Ms. Keith-Queen holds a MA in Counseling Psychology and an MED (2018) with a focus on teaching research in IB Psychology and is a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society.