Stories From 2015

Dec 18, 2015

Happy holidays from the center!

The Center for Family and Community Engagement had its annual holiday party yesterday, complete with a tasty potluck lunch, white elephant gift exchange, and gingerbread child and family team (CFT) meeting. From all of us at the Center for Family […]

Dec 14, 2015

The center posts its January – June training schedule

We have released our family-centered practice training schedule for January through June 2016. To learn about our training offerings, visit our Professional Training page. There, you will find links to information about our in-person, live online, and on-demand online events. All events are sponsored by the […]

Nov 10, 2015

Jenny King and Susan Gasman lead workshop on engaging fathers

Center trainers Jenny King and Susan Gasman presented at the Kempe International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement in Minneapolis on October 28. Their workshop discussed growing efforts to include fathers in social services and related systems, and the research […]

Sep 16, 2015

Stacy Quillen wins Pride of the Wolfpack Award

The center’s project coordinator Stacy Quillen (formerly Stacy Comey) was recently honored with the Pride of the Wolfpack Award from NC State University. The award recognizes faculty and staff who make significant contributions to their college or the university each […]

Sep 3, 2015

The center introduces on-demand trainings

The center is excited to announce our newest dimension in online training…on-demand! These trainings differ from our traditional online workshops and forums in that they are available for you to access on-demand — any time, anywhere! You can work through the […]

Jul 27, 2015

“Real World” simulation for teens

Center trainer Susan Gasman joined a number of youth from SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out), social services providers, and local business professionals in hosting another successful Real World event on June 16, 2015 in Pender County. SaySo Real World […]

Jul 13, 2015

CFFACE on Facebook

The Center for Family and Community Engagement is on Facebook! Check out our page here: https://www.facebook.com/cfface. Please “Like” us and spread the word to your co-workers, colleagues, and community partners!

Jul 13, 2015

Senate Bill passed offering “normalcy” to foster youth

On July 2nd, Governor McCrory signed a bill into law that will help eliminate bureaucratic barriers preventing foster kids from taking part in normal youth activities. This law, nicknamed the “Normalcy Act”, allows foster parents to give youth in their care permission […]

Jun 29, 2015

Susan Gasman and Deborah Moore present on self-care

On June 7th, center trainers Susan J. Gasman and Deborah C. Moore presented at the 37th International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) Annual Symposium in Chapel Hill. Their session focused on self-care and the importance of addressing the […]

Jun 10, 2015

Dr. Pennell featured in the Alumni Magazine

Center director Dr. Joan Pennell was featured in the spring 2015 issue of the NC State Alumni Magazine. In the article, Dr. Pennell highlighted the center’s work across disciplines and agencies and its attention to emerging family issues, such as sexual orientation and […]