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TheDrKey Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key

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Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key is an Assistant Professor of Human Services and director of the Human Services Undergraduate Program at Old Dominion University. She is trained in recognizing and responding to suicide and in conducting psychological suicide autopsies. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Services with a focus on Social and Community Services. She also holds certificates in global health and college teaching. Her research is geared towards further defining the professional identity of human services practitioners and delineating practice with vulnerable populations. She is also an award winning international speaker, an expert in self-esteem development, adolescent suicide and vulnerable populations. As a published researcher, professor and scholar she has served as an subject matter expert delivering electrifying speeches at conferences, workshops and panel discussions. Dr. Key is known for her ability to provide action-oriented steps and research based strategies to transform and transcend her audience.


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7 Ways To Support Stressed Youth Before The Going Gets Too Tough

In honor of stress awareness day, it is important to be aware of how and why stress manifests in children. Youth today seem to be under more stress than usual. It is my belief that this is due to the lack of awareness on how stress manifests in youth that may differ from adults. Stress can lead to severe challenges in youth. 3 percent of youth suffer from anxiety and 2.1 percent of...

It Takes A Village To Save A Child: 7 Ways To Help A Black Kid Who Feels Like Life Is Too Much

There is an epidemic within the black community that is increasing in intensity and taking the minds of our youth. Suicidal ideation and death by suicide are two terms currently plaguing the black community. In honor of National Suicide Prevention month, this article highlights ways in which you can prevent suicide in your own community. Researchers have identified an increase...