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Children's Mental Health Acceptance Week

May 6, 2024

Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week

CFACE is working towards spreading awareness, action, and resources for Children’s Mental Health Week going on May 5-11. The National Federation of Families (NFF) has announced that the theme of the 2024 Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week will be “Lighting the Path to Social Justice for Children and Youth.” For individuals and communities, social justice… 

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.… 

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,… 

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Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Pennell’s Panels at the 2022 International Kempe Conference

Recently, Dr. Joan Pennell, the Center’s founding director participated in two panels and led one panel on her latest book at the 2022 International Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare. “Family decision making changing child protection” emphasized the importance of family decision-making in a time of global change because it can help… 

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… 

Group of faculty standing in front of School of Social Work building.

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. 

family gathering around kitchen counter

May 4, 2021

Communicating and Collaborating Effectively in a Child and Family Team Meeting as a Guardian ad Litem

(CFT) as a Guardian ad Litem,” is a 2-hour self-paced, on-demand, certificate-bearing course that aims to serve as a resource for Guardians Ad Litem when navigating the CFT process. 

headshot of Kara Allen-Eckardd

Apr 30, 2021

Meet Us Monday: Kara Allen-Eckard

Meet Kara Allen-Eckard, who has been with CFACE since 2004 and serves as the Center’s Family Leadership Model Program Manager.  

Marianne Latz, Assistant Director

Apr 19, 2021

Meet Us Monday: Marianne Latz

Marianne Latz is the assistant director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) and the director of the CFACE Service Center. 

map of North Carolina

Apr 11, 2021

Community Engagement Partnerships

Building safe, healthy and productive families and communities together is our organization’s vision.