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Celebrating Pride Month 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Jun 14, 2024

Celebrating Pride Month 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Background of Pride Month Pride Month, celebrated every June, honors the LGBTQ+ community’s struggle for equality and commemorates the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, a series of gay liberation protests,which ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Pride Month is a time for celebrating diversity, promoting acceptance, and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights worldwide. Events range from… 

June is Men's Mental Health Awareness Month

Jun 13, 2024

June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month

During June, CFACE is delighted to join in the observance of Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Men in the United States face a difficult situation when it comes to mental health. To seek help or to “be a man”. American society dictates that men should be confident, emotionless and without any weakness. So when men… 

June is Reunification Month

Jun 3, 2024

June is Reunification Month

National Reunification Month is celebrated annually in June. This effort “recognizes the people and ongoing efforts around the country that help families stay together. It is also a time to recommit to strengthening, improving, and increasing those efforts all year long” (Contreras, 2022). Reunification refers to the “processes that lead to reconnecting a child with… 

May 20, 2024

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

During May, CFACE is proud to join in the celebration of AAPI month. AAPI month celebrates the achievements and contributions of American Asians and Pacific Islanders to American society. May was chosen as AAPI month first because of the first Japanese immigrant to relocate to the United States, a fisherman named Manjiro, who reached the… 

May 13, 2024

Strengthened Protections for LGBTQI+ Youth in the Foster Care System

*This website story is based on the Human Rights Campaign’s Press Release from April 29, 2024 written by Delphine Luneau.  On April 29, 2024, the final rule from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) directs that state and tribal agencies across the country must “fully implement existing protections for LGBTQI+ youth… 

Children's Mental Health Acceptance Week

May 6, 2024

Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week

CFACE is working towards spreading awareness, action, and resources for Children’s Mental Health Week going on May 5-11. The National Federation of Families (NFF) has announced that the theme of the 2024 Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week will be “Lighting the Path to Social Justice for Children and Youth.” For individuals and communities, social justice… 

May is National Foster Care Month

May 3, 2024

May is National Foster Care Month

As of 2024, there are approximately 391,000 children and youth in foster care (Children’s Bureau, 2024). May is National Foster Care Month (NFCM), which is a time to spread national awareness of issues related to foster care. Each year, the Children’s Bureau runs the NFCM campaign. This year’s theme, “Engaging Youth. Building Supports. Strengthening Opportunities.”… 

Our Center's Training Update

Apr 19, 2024

Our Center’s Training Update

Important Center Announcement  The Center has removed all “Building Cultural Safety.” “Domestic Violence Policy and Best Practices in Child Welfare,” and “Navigating Child and Family Teams: The Role of the Facilitator” training dates April through June 2024. During this time, the Center is working closely with North Carolina Division of Social Services (NC DSS) to… 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 1, 2024

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Join our Center in acknowledging April as Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign, led by Prevent child Abuse America and its national network of state chapters, is “Building a Hopeful Future, Together.” Since April was marked as Child Abuse Awareness Month in 1983, this initiative, led by… 

Social Worker Appreciation Month

Mar 1, 2024

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month!

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month! The theme for 2024 is Empowering Social Workers! There are a lot of different problems impacting the United States today, including rising home insecurity and homelessness; the vast impact of the opioid crisis; and a rising mental health crisis (Center for Disease Control, n.d.). Our country’s social workers are…