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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,… 

photo of Dr. Sarah Ascienzo

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 

Woman soldier reunited with her son on a sunny day

Jan 17, 2020

Grant Awarded to Military Health & Well-Being Project

The NC State Non-Laboratory Research/Scholarship Program grant was awarded to Dr. Sarah Desmarais and Dr. Sam Cacace for their project exploring the health and well-being of military service members and veterans in the United States. The $15,000 grant will support their work creating a large national database of psychosocial factors related to service member’s health and… 

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… 

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…