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Center for Family and Community Engagement

Our Center's Training Update

Apr 19, 2024

Our Center’s Training Update

Important Center Announcement  The Center has removed all “Building Cultural Safety.” “Domestic Violence Policy and Best Practices in Child Welfare,” and “Navigating Child and Family Teams: The Role of the Facilitator” training dates April through June 2024. During this time, the Center is working closely with North Carolina Division of Social Services (NC DSS) to… 

Social Worker Appreciation Month

Mar 1, 2024

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month!

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month! The theme for 2024 is Empowering Social Workers! There are a lot of different problems impacting the United States today, including rising home insecurity and homelessness; the vast impact of the opioid crisis; and a rising mental health crisis (Center for Disease Control, n.d.). Our country’s social workers are… 

unhoused youth

Feb 6, 2024

Our Center’s Newest Training Focusing on Unhoused Youth

According to the Youth Homelessness Overview from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), approximately 4.2 million youth and young adults in the U.S. experience homelessness each year, and it is estimated that 700,000 of these are unaccompanied minors (2023). Homelessness, including youth homelessness, is a significant and tragic problem currently facing the United States.… 

Two children sit in a grassy field

Aug 29, 2023

CFACE Updated Website Launch Focus on Professional Training

The Center is excited to announce that our website’s Professional Training page has officially been updated! As our Center journeys into the second half of this year, we are excited to be offering new trainings and an extensive schedule with over 10 events. These trainings help us to fulfill our mission as an engaged university… 

Anne Doyle

May 10, 2023

Impactful Student Highlight – Anne Doyle

Today, we are honoring one of our impactful students, Anne Doyle. She has worked for the Center since March 2022 managing internal communication and doing some copyediting. She recently graduated on May 7 with her Master’s in Communication from NC State. Her research focused on the rhetoric of mental health, but she also studied crisis and… 

Gracie Phillips

May 8, 2023

Impactful Student Highlight – Gracie

Today we would like to highlight one of our impactful student workers, Gracie Phillips. She has worked with the Center since March of 2022 and has managed our social media accounts, helped rebrand our social media strategy, wrote stories for our website, and more. She will be graduating this weekend with her Master’s of Science… 

Dr. Chris Mayhorn

Apr 18, 2023

Welcome to CFACE, Interim Director, Dr. Chris Mayhorn

We are so pleased to introduce our new Interim Director, Dr. Chris Mayhorn. Dr. Mayhorn grew up in Monroe, North Carolina, and joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 2002. He also currently serves as the Psychology Department Head and Professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition Psychology graduate program on campus.… 

James B. Hunt Jr Library

Apr 10, 2023

Now Hiring: Communication Student Worker

This position offers flexibility, competitive pay, opportunities to express your creativity, and the ability to make a difference in wellbeing across North Carolinian communities. Responsibilities will include working with Center for Family and Community Engagement staff to write social media posts, update its social media policy and strategy, write stories, and support website maintenance. The… 

staff photos of Jamestown Park

Dec 12, 2022

October 17 – November 13 was the Step to It Movement Challenge

On November 17, 2022, ten members from the center’s team of staff, faculty, and students completed NC State University’s 4-week wellness challenge together. The Step to It Movement challenge, hosted by Wellness and Recreation beginning in mid-October, focused efforts to encourage and support improving overall health within the Wolfpack community. In conjunction with other universities, agencies,… 

A Moment of Gratitude

Nov 16, 2022

A Moment of Gratitude

“One of our full time trainers, Marissa Turner, created a reflection piece expressing the gratitude we have for those who take courses with us. Her piece can be read below:” For the family centered practice training team, customer service is a critical part of our engagement with the community. It is not only an important…