Stories From 2016

Nov 3, 2016

The center hosts a World Café meeting with its Networking Alliance

The center and its Networking Alliance members welcomed the fall weather on October 21 at a biannual meeting on NC State’s campus. As attendees settled in and shook off the morning chill, Gail Cormier, Executive Director of North Carolina Families […]

Aug 3, 2016

Dr. Pennell receives Gary Ander Award

Center Director Dr. Joan Pennell received the 2016 Gary Ander Making A Difference Award for Family-Driven Care. This annual award is given to a North Carolina family member, agency staff, or state leader who exemplifies supporting and recognizing the importance of […]

Jul 21, 2016

Marcella honored at Awards of Excellence ceremony

On Tuesday, June 14th, the university held its annual ceremony to recognize nominees for the most prestigious recognition that a staff member can receive, the University Awards for Excellence. The center was honored to be represented at this event by […]

May 16, 2016

Spotlight on FACTT

The center would like to shine a spotlight on a unique and innovative committee of which it is a member—the Family-Agency Collaborative Training Team (FACTT). Founded in 2007, FACTT’s mission is to unify efforts that support the growth and maintenance […]

May 5, 2016

The center reaches out to Guardians ad Litem

The Center for Family and Community Engagement has increased its involvement with North Carolina’s Guardian ad Litem (GAL) system. GALs are trained volunteer advocates who work alongside attorneys to investigate and determine the needs of children who enter the court […]

May 3, 2016

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 1 – 7

This week is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week with the theme “Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health is a Family Affair!” The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health calls attention to the critical need for mental health care reform in […]

Apr 20, 2016

Staff Celebrated, Thanked at Annual Event

The college held its annual Awards for Excellence luncheon April 19 to recognize and celebrate Humanities and Social Sciences staff. Seven staff members were nominated by their peers or supervisors for the college's 2016 Awards for Excellence. Nominations were based on achievement in outstanding service, innovation, public service, safety, heroism and human relations. During the luncheon, the college also recognized noted staff members who have reached milestone years in their careers with the state.

Apr 19, 2016

Marcella wins the EHRA Award of Excellence

The center’s youth partner trainer Marcella Middleton won the NCSU College of Humanities and Social Science’s EHRA Award of Excellence today.  She is now in the running for the university-wide level of the award, which will be announced in June. Below […]

Apr 4, 2016

The center hosts its biannual Networking Alliance meeting

The center held its spring Networking Alliance meeting on March 18. In attendance were staff, university faculty, and community partners from state agencies and nonprofits. Marvel Welch, with the NC Commission of Indian Affairs, provided an informative overview of the […]

Feb 10, 2016

Dr. Pennell featured in report on restorative justice

On February 5, CQ Researcher published an in-depth report on restorative justice investigating whether the framework can help victims and rehabilitate criminals. Dr. Pennell was featured in a “pro/con” debate alongside William Wood from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at […]