Center for Family and Community Engagement

Jul 19, 2019

Connect With Us Online: @cfacencstate

We are delighted to announce that we are now on FOUR social media platforms! Now you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We are incredibly grateful to you, our audience, for regularly engaging with us online. […]

Jul 3, 2019

The Role Self and Perceived Stigma of Military Identity

The Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) is proud to announce our director, Dr. Sarah L. Desmarais, and our postdoctoral research scholar, Dr. Sam Cacace, have been featured on The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab’s website for their work on self […]

Jul 1, 2019

Center Spotlight: Megan Fletcher

Meet, Megan! Megan is one of our fabulous Communication Specialists here at the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE). She started working with CFACE in the fall of 2018, and was the primary communication specialist for the Foster Family […]

Jun 19, 2019  |  Center for Family and Community Engagement

We Are in the Process of Remodeling

The Center for Family and Community Engagement is changing! While we are still the organization you know and love, we are updating our look. Part of this update involves our name. While we are still the Center for Family and […]

May 20, 2019  |  Center for Family and Community Engagement

Center Spotlight: Raisa Mathies

Meet Raisa Mathies! Raisa is the Center for Family and Community Engagement’s Masters of Social Work Intern. She is currently earning her Masters of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University and has worked for the Center since August […]

Apr 26, 2019  |  Center for Family and Community Engagement

The Networking Alliance: A Look Inside Our Organization

The Networking Alliance is the Center for Family and Community Engagement’s advisory council. Members of this council are appointed by the Center director and serve two-year terms. Members are from family and youth groups, community organizations, public agencies, and universities. […]

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 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, […]

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 […]