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Center for Family and Community Engagement

Dr. Anna Abate

Sep 15, 2022

Welcome to CFACE, Dr. Anna Abate!

We are excited to welcome our new Research Scholar, Dr. Anna Abate aboard. At the Center, she manages and oversees various ongoing research projects. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University in 2021 and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia in 2022. Although much of her education… 

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Jun 6, 2022

Meet Us Monday: Dr. Sarah Ascienzo

For today’s Meet Us Monday we are highlighting one of our faculty partners, Dr. Sarah Ascienzo. Dr. Ascienzo is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in NC State’s School of Social Work and engages in research, teaching, and service within her role. She currently teaches Research Methods (SW 300), and Practice With Individuals (SW 320) at the undergraduate… 

Helping Hands

May 27, 2022

Child Welfare and Family Well-being Transformation Team

Family Well-being Transformation Team. The Team, created by the North Carolina Division of Social Services (DSS) is made up of leaders across different divisions 

Joan Pennell

May 9, 2022

Meet Us Monday: Joan Pennell, PhD, MSW

For today’s Meet Us Monday we are excited to highlight the work of our own Dr. Joan Pennell. Dr. Pennell is the Founding Director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) & Professor Emerita of Social Work at North Carolina State University. She became the Director of CFACE in 2008 and served in… 

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Mar 31, 2022

Celebration of Child and Family Serving Social Workers

Today, we especially want to celebrate our partners in the child welfare realm whose daily commitment to collaborating with families improves safety and outcomes for children and youth. 

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. 

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. 

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Oct 7, 2021

October is Impactful Student Month

Interested in learning more about how the center impacts students on campus? 

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Oct 1, 2021

New Training Program Aids Effort to Reduce Overdoses

An NC State specialist certificate program is helping paraprofessionals around the state tackle opioid-use disorder in their communities. 

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Jul 1, 2021

New Publication Examines Programs that Apply Restorative Justice Interventions for Intimate Partner Violence

Another publication is out! Family and Community Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Restorative Programs in the United States examines a sample of programs that use restorative justice (RJ) approaches for interpersonal violence (IPV) interventions.