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Jul 22, 2014

Successful Five-Year Review!

The Center for Family and Community Engagement celebrated its five-year anniversary by successfully completing a university-required comprehensive evaluation.  As Center Director, Dr. Joan Pennell, said, the review provided an “opportunity to assess the center’s achievement of its objectives and to plan strategies for strengthening the center’s capacity in fulfilling its mission of advancing safe, healthy,… 

Jul 11, 2014

The center’s Claudia Kearney receives an NCSU Award for Excellence

The center's Claudia Kearney is one of only five employees to receive a University Award for Excellence in 2014. 

Jun 26, 2014

Family Group Decision Making

Our center is deeply rooted in family group decision making. The director, Dr. Joan Pennell, originally coined this term to refer to putting families at the center of making plans over their lives. These plans widen the circle of supports to keep child and adult family members safe, healthy, and connected to each other. In… 

May 30, 2014

The Center Announces its July-December Training Schedule

The center announces the new family-centered practice training schedule for July to December 2014. To learn more about our training offerings you can go to our website and drill down through our Professional Training link for in-person and online training offerings. Our training pages give directions on how to sign up for each workshop. The… 

May 28, 2014

The Center Hosts a Visiting Scholar

by: Stacy Comey We are excited to introduce Dr. Yan Li, a visiting research scholar from China. Dr. Li, and her daughter Andy, arrived in the U.S. in February 2014 and will be here until August 2014. The Center for Family and Community Engagement is happy to sponsor Dr. Li. While here, she is researching… 

May 27, 2014

The Center for Family and Community Engagement Celebrates its Contributions to High-Impact Learning

by: Calista Wickert and Marianne Latz The center offers many opportunities and supports for students to engage in high-impact learning.  These learning opportunities support students in completing degree requirements through internships and research work. Students from multiple disciplines; public and private universities; and different levels of education (high school, undergraduate, graduate) have participated in center… 

May 14, 2014

CHASS Staff Awards 2014

The college held its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon on April 29, 2014, to recognize and honor CHASS staff, whose efforts, competence, and enthusiasm keep the college humming. Latonya Tucker, executive assistant in the Department of History, and Claudia Kearney, a trainer in the Center for Family and Community Engagement, were this year's winners. Update June 18, 2014: Claudia Kearney of the Center for Family and Community Engagement was selected as one of five employees of North Carolina State University to represent the university at the state level Awards for Excellence. 

May 9, 2014

May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month. This is a time to celebrate all the people involved in supporting children and youth in foster care. 

May 9, 2014

Youth Leadership Cafe

by: Marianne Latz The Center for Family and Community Engagement in collaboration with Strong Able Youth Speaking Out (SaySo) on March 21, 2014 jointly hosted a daylong conference entitled Youth Leadership Café. The event was based on the World Café model of engaging community members and professionals in discussion of a specific topic. This Café topic was “how to… 

Apr 2, 2014

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign that transforms awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention into action. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina takes action by supporting evidence-based programs across the state that provide the resources, skills, social support, and knowledge that builds strong families. Learn More about Pinwheels for Prevention! Shining in the sun,…