Center for Family and Community Engagement

Apr 15, 2019

CFFACE Spotlight: What has Dr. Joan Pennell been up to since retirement?

Dr. Joan Pennell became the founding director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFFACE) in 2008, and served in this capacity until her retirement in 2018. She is currently a Professor Emerita of Social Work at North Carolina […]

Mar 20, 2019

Cumberland County SOAR (Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency) Committee Completes First Year of Their 90 by 30 Plan.

The SOAR committee, which comprises over 20 major county agency stakeholders, put together a community wide plan and presented it to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners in November 2017. The goal of this plan is to reduce child maltreatment […]

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, […]

Mar 1, 2019

CFFACE is Featured in Latest Practice Notes Newsletter

The Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFFACE) is excited to share the latest issue of Children’s Services Practice Notes, which features an article of our work on the North Carolina Child Welfare Family Leadership Model. Practice Notes is a […]

Feb 22, 2019

Upcoming Event: 2019 Learning & Leadership Summit

Join us at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s (PCANC) 2019 Learning & Leadership Summit! The Center for Family and Community Engagement will presenting, attending workshops as well as hosting our own table, so be sure to stop by!   If you […]

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 […]

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.

Jan 3, 2018

New Professional Training Dates for the New Year

New in-person, online, and on-demand training dates for 2018 announced

Dec 13, 2017  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC

An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina.