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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. 

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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. 

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Dec 16, 2021

Give the Gift of Training

Wanting to spread holiday cheer? Give the gift of training to people in your workplace or community! 

Responding to Disaster

Dec 9, 2021

Responding to Disaster Training

We are proud to work with the NC Division of Social Services and our partners at the UNC School of Social Work to support the engagement of families with lived child welfare experience in the development of training for North Carolina resource parents. Child Welfare Family Advisory Council (CWFAC) membership, supported by our Family Leadership… 

Meet Kate Norwalk

Nov 29, 2021

Meet Us Monday: Kate Norwalk

Kate Norwalk is an assistant professor of psychology at NC State. She started working with CFACE in 2016. The main focus of her work with the Center involves training and advocacy for resource parents. 

Meet Melissa Russell

Nov 15, 2021

Meet Us Monday: Melissa Russell

Melissa Russell is a seasoned foster and adoptive parent from New Hanover County. She has created strong relationships with fellow foster parents in her community and volunteers at the Foster Pantry, which helps connect families and children with essential needs and resources.