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Dr. Brookins talking at a podium

Dec 12, 2019

CFACE Highlight: Dr. Brookins

North Carolina State University’s Office of Outreach and Engagement recently hosted “Moving from Good to Great” on November 18, 2019. This conference was a celebration of NC State’s win of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Economic Engagement Connections Award. However, in addition to this rightful celebration, the conference was also meant to illustrate… 

Sam Zottola Headshot

Dec 10, 2019

CFACE Highlight: Sam Zottola

We here at the Center for Family and Community Engagement are always excited to highlight the work of our staff, faculty, and students. Today we would like to showcase the work of Sam Zottola, who just received the Derek Eaves Student Research Grant from the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Way to go,… 

waterfall cascades

Dec 3, 2019

The report is out!—Study highlights and questions for restorative approaches to intimate partner violence

Just posted—A National Portrait of Restorative Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence[i]—makes a much-needed contribution to the national debate on whether to use restorative approaches in situations of intimate partner violence (IPV).  Frequently expressed and legitimate concerns are that power imbalances will endanger the persons harmed if they take part in restorative forums with the persons… 

North Carolina Flag with captioned text Happy Day of Appreciation for Grand-Family Heads of Household!

Nov 22, 2019

CFACE Highlight: Dr. Glenda Clare

Happy Day of Appreciation for Grand-Family Heads of Household! The Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) is proud to acknowledge the hard-work and dedication of Dr. Glenda Clare, our Family Partner Specialist. Through her commitment to kinship issues, she has been able to effect real change in North Carolina. When it comes to grand-family… 

Group of people putting their hands together during a training

Nov 15, 2019

Family-Centered Practice Project Training

Latest Update: Family-Centered Practice Project Training From April 2019 through October 2019, the Center’s FCP Training Program successfully delivered and co-trained 32 in-person training events, and 15 online events as part of our contract with the Division of Social Services.  Included in the delivery of these events, were curriculum additions of updated state policies and… 

Mom and daughter with super hero outfit on. Child is on mother's back.

Nov 15, 2019

The Family Leadership Model

Latest Update: CFACE program staff continue to support development and evaluation of the North Carolina Child Welfare Family Leadership Model. Designed to engage child welfare families in policy, program, and practice discussions, the model supports collaboration and partnerships between families and child welfare leadership at the county and state levels. CFACE provides infrastructure and leadership… 

Youth in a line wearing backpacks at school

Nov 15, 2019

Surveying Community Child Protective Teams

Latest Update: Over the past 5 years, the Center for Family and Community Engagement at North Carolina State University has played an integral part in supporting improvements to child welfare in our state. The Center’s consistent membership on the Community Child Protection Team (CCPT) Advisory Board has ensured quality data collection from county CCPTs across… 

Waterfall with cascades

Nov 15, 2019

Restorative Justice Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence

Latest Update: In collaboration with the Center for Court Innovations (New York City) and consultant Dr. Gale Burford, CFACE conducted a national study of restorative approaches to intimate partner violence (IPV). The grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and National Institute of Justice, speaks to the increasing interest… 

Gavel resting on judge's desk

Nov 15, 2019

Bail Reform

Latest Update: To date, our work on bail reform has centered on pretrial risk assessment tools and current bail practices. Briefly, pretrial risk assessment tools are designed to increase structure, consistency, and accuracy in the evaluation of the likelihood of pretrial outcomes, such as failure to appear in court or new crime, through consideration of… 

The word prevention highlighted

Nov 15, 2019

Opioid Misuse Prevention among Rural Adolescents

Latest Update: Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, the Center partnered with Dr. Laura Widman (Associate Professor of Psychology, CFACE Faculty Partner) and her Teen Health Lab to deliver an opioid misuse prevention program to early adolescents living in a rural county in North Carolina. They worked with middle schools to make this program available to…