Erika Brandt

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 […]

Feb 8, 2016

Youth partner trainer Marcella Middleton wins WRAL’s Living the Legacy Award

The center’s youth partner trainer Marcella Middleton was awarded WRAL’s Living The Legacy award for 2016. She will appear on WRAL news on Friday, February 26 at 5:55 pm and on FOX 50 at 10:55 pm. Tune in to hear her […]

Jan 18, 2016

New on-demand online training about LGBTQ youth in foster care

The center is pleased to announce the release of a new on-demand online training: Learning to Support, Include, & Empower Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Questioning Youth in Substitute Care. Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are increasingly emerging […]

Jan 4, 2016

The center has new offices at Hunt Library

Image source: We are pleased to announce that the center has three new offices in the Chancellor’s Suite at James B. Hunt Jr. Library. This award winning facility located on Centennial Campus has received national and international attention for being a high tech, […]

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 […]