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Jun 6, 2022

Meet Us Monday: Dr. Sarah Ascienzo

For today’s Meet Us Monday we are highlighting one of our faculty partners, Dr. Sarah Ascienzo. Dr. Ascienzo is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in NC State’s School of Social Work and engages in research, teaching, and service within her role. She currently teaches Research Methods (SW 300), and Practice With Individuals (SW 320) at the undergraduate… 

Helping Hands

May 27, 2022

Child Welfare and Family Well-being Transformation Team

Family Well-being Transformation Team. The Team, created by the North Carolina Division of Social Services (DSS) is made up of leaders across different divisions 

Joan Pennell

May 9, 2022

Meet Us Monday: Joan Pennell, PhD, MSW

For today’s Meet Us Monday we are excited to highlight the work of our own Dr. Joan Pennell. Dr. Pennell is the Founding Director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) & Professor Emerita of Social Work at North Carolina State University. She became the Director of CFACE in 2008 and served in… 

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Mar 31, 2022

Celebration of Child and Family Serving Social Workers

Today, we especially want to celebrate our partners in the child welfare realm whose daily commitment to collaborating with families improves safety and outcomes for children and youth. 

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Mar 24, 2022

Now Hiring: Graduate Research Assistant

We seek to hire one Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the Spring 2022 semester, for a 9 hour/week position. 

Shirnetta Harrell

Mar 14, 2022

Meet Us Monday: Shirnetta Harrell

Meet Shirnetta Harrell, founder and executive director of The No Woman, No Girl Initiative. 

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Mar 9, 2022

Meaningful Change in the Field of Addictions

Through the NC State Addictions Specialist Certificate Program for Paraprofessionals, participants can take a variety of on-demand courses and live online events tailored to substance use specific, general skill building and current topics. 

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Mar 7, 2022

Meet Us Monday: Pashyon Blake, MSW, LCSWA

Pashyon Blake works as the Coordinator of the Fostering Bright Futures program at Wake Technical Community College to support students that have been in the North Carolina Foster Care system, who are working towards completing a degree or certificate. 

headshot of Kwesi Brookins

Jan 10, 2022

Meet Us Monday: Dr. Kwesi Brookins

Meet our Center Director, Dr. Kwesi Brookins, who has been with us since July 2020. When asked about the focus of his work, he shared that his role is primarily leadership, visioning and management. 

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Dec 17, 2021

Celebrating Stakeholder Engagement!

We are grateful to each of the members of the North Carolina Child Welfare Family Advisory Council and celebrate their numerous accomplishments in 2021.