Khaleya Spence

Khaleya Spence’s professional career has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for young people and their families across multiple child-serving systems. As a person of lived experience, she uses and encourages others to tell stories to curate change on local, state, and federal levels.

Through her advocacy efforts, she was one of the voices that helped the Family First Prevention Services Act become law, which provides reform of the child welfare system in the United States.

With a MA in Strategic Communication, Spence uses communication theory to teach professionals within social welfare how to effectively communicate with children, youth, and their families. Her master’s thesis focused on how social workers can build relationships with their clients using interpersonal communications and tackled the lack of communication theory taught within social welfare programs.

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 Lead Youth Training and Leadership Coordinator
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