Shante Vines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS). She has over ten years of experience working in the mental health field which includes providing individual, family and group therapy to various populations. Shante specializes in conceptualizing, developing, and facilitating therapeutic groups and psycho-educational workshops and has done so for institutions and communities such as UNC-Charlotte, Urban League of the Central Carolinas, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Diversion and Intervention Programs, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreations, the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Symposiums and the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System Parent and Youth Programs. Shante currently sits on the Johnson C. Smith University Field Advisory Board and serves as a Field Instructor and Adjunct Professor at UNC-Charlotte for the School of Social Work. As Clinical Director for Support Incorporated, Shante provides clinical oversight to multiple child and adolescent programs as well as Evidenced Based Practices including School Based Therapy, Outpatient Therapy, Intensive-in-Home, Family Centered Treatment, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), Day-treatment and Therapeutic Foster Care to name a few. Shante serves as the clinical liaison for Gaston, Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Mental Health Partnership Programs for Support Incorporated, the clinical liaison for the Partnering for Excellence Program which provides treatment assessments for trauma survivors and conducts Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainings specific to law enforcement officials for Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln Counties. She has presented in conferences such as the National Association of Social Workers Clinical Summer Institute on “The African American Male: Implications for the Working Professional,” the American Educational Research Association on “Closing the Race Gap in Math and Science Achievement” the National Youth-at-Risk Conference on “Psycho-educational Life Skills Training for Youth and Parents” and the North Carolina Juvenile Association Conference on “Seeing My World Through My Eyes: A closer look into Developmental Stages and the Eco-systemic Framework as it relates to successful clinical treatment for children and adolescents involved in Juvenile Justice Services.” She also trains fellow Clinicians and Qualified Mental Health Professionals in various clinical areas.