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Theresa Okwumabua, PhD
Clinical Psychologist


Theresa Okwumabua, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Keenly aware of the myriad of challenges facing communities today, she has crafted her career and work to focus on preventing "at risk" youth from engaging in risky behaviors. She is known for the development and implementation of the "Let the Circle Be Unbroken: Rites of Passage" curriculum and other youth development programs which are being used in communities across the country as a means of preparing youth for responsible adulthood and to adopt health-promoting lifestyles.

In the last few years, Dr. Okwumabua has worked with churches and other faith-based organizations within Memphis, attempting to build their capacity to effectively work with "at risk" youth and their families. She currently leads the implementation of the Magicians STEPS (Suicide Training, Education, and Prevention Services) program at LeMoyne-Owen College. Through these initiatives, she has helped to expose youth and young adults about the role that depression and other mental health issues play in rendering students suicidal, in general, as well as about mental and behavioral issues associated with suicide among college students.



Workshop: Peace in the House: Using the Arts to Engage Youth in the Peace Process

 

 

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