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Sep 16, 2015

Stacy Quillen wins Pride of the Wolfpack Award

The center’s project coordinator Stacy Quillen (formerly Stacy Comey) was recently honored with the Pride of the Wolfpack Award from NC State University. The award recognizes faculty and staff who make significant contributions to their college or the university each year through leadership, high quality work, and fostering positive relationships. Stacy started at the Center for… 

Sep 3, 2015

The center introduces on-demand trainings

The center is excited to announce our newest dimension in online training…on-demand! These trainings differ from our traditional online workshops and forums in that they are available for you to access on-demand — any time, anywhere! You can work through the trainings at your own pace, as fits your schedule. The four free, on-demand trainings we… 

Jul 27, 2015

“Real World” simulation for teens

Center trainer Susan Gasman joined a number of youth from SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out), social services providers, and local business professionals in hosting another successful Real World event on June 16, 2015 in Pender County. SaySo Real World events are one-day real life simulations where teens and young adults, ages 16 to 20, can… 

Jul 13, 2015

CFFACE on Facebook

The Center for Family and Community Engagement is on Facebook! Check out our page here: Please “Like” us and spread the word to your co-workers, colleagues, and community partners! 

Jul 13, 2015

Senate Bill passed offering “normalcy” to foster youth

On July 2nd, Governor McCrory signed a bill into law that will help eliminate bureaucratic barriers preventing foster kids from taking part in normal youth activities. This law, nicknamed the “Normalcy Act”, allows foster parents to give youth in their care permission to participate in after school clubs, field trips, driver’s ed classes, and other activities. Several alumni… 

Jun 29, 2015

Susan Gasman and Deborah Moore present on self-care

On June 7th, center trainers Susan J. Gasman and Deborah C. Moore presented at the 37th International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) Annual Symposium in Chapel Hill. Their session focused on self-care and the importance of addressing the secondary trauma social workers often experience in their challenging roles. Through discussion and group work, participants discovered… 

Jun 10, 2015

Dr. Pennell featured in the Alumni Magazine

Center director Dr. Joan Pennell was featured in the spring 2015 issue of the NC State Alumni Magazine. In the article, Dr. Pennell highlighted the center’s work across disciplines and agencies and its attention to emerging family issues, such as sexual orientation and gender identity in adolescents. She also spoke briefly on major obstacles to family stability like economic disparity, and… 

Jun 4, 2015

Marcella Middleton speaks on foster care issues

Marcella Middleton, a youth partner trainer at the Center for Family and Community Engagement, spoke at a foster care seminar at the Legislative Building in Raleigh on May 11th. Marcella shared her story of growing up in the foster care system as testimony in support of a Senate bill that would help improve the foster care experience for youth. She did… 

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Dec 10, 2014

Center Awards and Recognitions, 2013-2014

Check out the Center for Family and Community Engagement awards and recognitions from 2013-2014. 

Nov 18, 2014

Engaging Safely Men who Abuse

Center Trainer Claudia Kearney and Center Director Joan Pennell were invited to make two presentations at the National Safe and Together Model Symposium held in Seattle, Washington. Their well-attended pre institute focused on how men can hold themselves accountable to change how they relate to their families. Their conference workshop examined strategies for convening meetings…