Skip to main content


Eight people surround a table that reads, "You have a voice."

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. 

A promotional slide advertising the training program

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. 

Dr. Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet

Nov 1, 2021

Meet Us Monday: Dr. Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet

Dr. Cryer-Coupet's research with CFACE started in 2016, when she conducted research on nonresident father components of the Family Centered Practice Project. 

Rikki Camarillo

Oct 28, 2021

Impactful Students: Rikki Camarillo

Former communication student worker Rikki Camarillo shares more about her time with CFACE. 

Courtney Wade

Oct 21, 2021

Impactful Students: Courtney Wade

Courtney Wade, a graduate extension assistant, shares more about her time with CFACE. 

Meet Mariah Thompson-Grissett

Oct 18, 2021

Meet Us Monday: Mariah Thompson-Grissett

Mariah Thompson-Grissett has several years of lived child welfare experience. She is a Regional Assistant for Strong Able Youth Speaking Out (SaySo) 

3 students

Oct 7, 2021

October is Impactful Student Month

Interested in learning more about how CFACE impacts students on campus?