Erika Brandt

Feb 28, 2017

End of year service sows seeds for a productive 2017

As 2016 came to an end, the center held its end of year team meeting in the Brickhaven Building on NCSU’s West Campus. Each year, this meeting brings staff together for professional team building, work planning sessions, and fellowship. This […]

Jan 31, 2017

Explore our new training event map!

The center has a brand new way to see where and when our in-person trainings are being offered! Check out the map at the bottom of our training page, and register for an event near you!

Jan 10, 2017

Introducing a new forum for Domestic Violence workers

As we begin the new year, the center is excited to announce the beginning of a new interactive, online forum for Domestic Violence workers. Read the forum description below, and follow the link at the bottom to register. Domestic Violence […]

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 […]

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 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 […]