Stories From 2018

Dec 18, 2018

Dr. Sarah Desmarais discusses the value of pre-trial risk assessment tools

Our Center Director, Dr. Sarah L. Desmarais, appeared on the Abolishing Money Bail panel at the Race + Justice San Francisco event put on by The Atlantic Live last week. During the panel, Dr. Desmarais talks about the value of […]

Oct 15, 2018

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be hosting a second Domestic Violence Forum. We have an excellent guest speaker this month, Bea Cote’, LCSW, LMFT, Founder and Executive Director of IMPACT LLC. Bea has worked solely with abusers […]

Aug 7, 2018

Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement

Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.

Jul 30, 2018  |  Training

Leading with Advocacy: North Carolina Guardian ad Litem 35th Anniversary Conference Workshop

We had the opportunity to not only present, but also have a vendor booth at the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem 35th Anniversary Conference!

Jul 11, 2018  |  Center for Family and Community Engagement

FFTA 32nd Annual Conference Workshop

Our workshop, "Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Foster Care" had over 50 people from across the nation.

Jun 27, 2018  |  Training

July Brings Great New Training Opportunities with the Center

Great certificate-bearing learning opportunities with the center.

Jun 18, 2018  |  Social Work News

From Professor to Professor Emerita: Dr. Joan Pennell Retires after 20 Years of Honorable Service to the Department of Social Work

When Dr. Joan Pennell moved to North Carolina from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, in December 1997 to take the position of Director of the Social Work Program at NC State, she thought she had arrived in heaven. With its flowering […]

Jun 13, 2018  |  Award

Center Staff Win Awards

Two staff members were recently recognized for their contributions to the center and the university. Alicia Light, our Instructional Design Technologist, won the University’s Award for Excellence  at the college level and Cindy Wooden, our Project Administrator, received the Pride […]

May 22, 2018

Focus on Resilience at the 12th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Conference

On Saturday April 21, 2018, Jenny King hosted a CFFACE vendor table at the 12th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Conference where over 100 Cumberland county community members came together.  The conference took place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at […]

May 21, 2018

Faculty Partner Featured in NC State Research Magazine

Our faculty partner, Dr. Sarah L. Desmarais, was being featured in the latest issue of NC State's Results magazine titled "Unlocking the Mind." Dr. Desmarais serves as the incoming Principal Investigator for the Family Centered Practice Project at CFFACE and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at NCSU.