Founder, Family Empowerment Consultant, Ltd., Cleveland, OH
Celia Wilson is the Founder of Family Empowerment Consultant, Ltd. and the creator of the Purposeful Parenting Program, utilizing the Consistently Emotional Life Interconnected Analogy (C.E.L.I.A.) and the C-U Model to strengthen families of teens and emerging adults, couples, and those mandated by municipal and county courts to attend parenting classes. Celia has extensive teaching families of color and training professionals on culturally and contextually specific parenting, emotional management and interpersonal relationships within the fields of prevention, child welfare, education, and ministry. Her research interests include African American teen and emerging adult community gun violence prevention, parenting education, African American parenting and families from a holistic trauma- informed viewpoint.
Celia holds a MA in Ministry (Faith-based Family Counseling) and BA in Religious Studies from Ursuline College and is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant and an International Certified Prevention Specialist. In addition to her academic credentials Celia and her husband are parents of four inspiring adult children, nine evolving grandchildren, and three precious great-grand daughters.