Health and Well-being

May 30, 2019  |  Center for Family and Community Engagement

Center Staff Attend Annual SHIFT NC Conference

The 2019 Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health hosted by Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens of North Carolina (SHIFT NC) was held May 15 – 17 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year’s theme was “Diving Below the Surface: Exploring the […]

May 10, 2019  |  Center for Family and Community Engagement

Military and Veteran Needs in North Carolina: An On-Going Project

A recent project spearheaded by Dr. Sam Cacace of North Carolina State University’s Center for Family and Community Engagement seeks to understand, assess, and promote the needs of active military and veterans in North Carolina. The primary objective of this […]

Mar 20, 2019

Cumberland County SOAR is a strong example of a North Carolina Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Planning (CBCAPP) model making an impact

SOAR, which stands for Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency, is a committee comprised of over 40 major county agency stakeholders, dedicated family members, professionals, and community partners who have been working together for over 5 years to come together […]

Mar 6, 2019

CFFACE Director Creates Primer for Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys

The Center for Family and Community Engagement would like to acknowledge our wonderful director, Dr. Sarah Desmarais, for her work with the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety+Justice Challenge. Dr. Desmarais and Dr. Evan M. Lowder have assembled a primer for judges, prosecutors, […]

Feb 19, 2019

CFFACE Spotlight: Claudia’s Voice Reaches National and Local Audiences

The Center for Family and Community Engagement would like to take some time to recognize, appreciate, and highlight one of its senior staff members, Claudia Kearney. Claudia has become a sought after speaker and trainer on topics such as Diversity, […]

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 […]

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 […]