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 […]
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 […]
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be hosting a second Domestic Violence Forum. We have an excellent guest speaker this month, Bea Cote’, LCSW, LMFT, Founder and Executive Director of IMPACT LLC. Bea has worked solely with abusers […]
Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement
Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's 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.
July Brings Great New Training Opportunities with the Center
Great certificate-bearing learning opportunities with the center.
From Professor to Professor Emerita: Dr. Joan Pennell Retires after 20 Years of Honorable Service to the Department of Social Work
When Dr. Joan Pennell moved to North Carolina from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, in December 1997 to take the position of Director of the Social Work Program at NC State, she thought she had arrived in heaven. With its flowering […]
Center Staff Win Awards
Two staff members were recently recognized for their contributions to the center and the university. Alicia Light, our Instructional Design Technologist, won the University’s Award for Excellence at the college level and Cindy Wooden, our Project Administrator, received the Pride […]
Focus on Resilience at the 12th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Conference
On Saturday April 21, 2018, Jenny King hosted a CFFACE vendor table at the 12th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Conference where over 100 Cumberland county community members came together. The conference took place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at […]
Faculty Partner Featured in NC State Research Magazine
Our faculty partner, Dr. Sarah L. Desmarais, was being featured in the latest issue of NC State's Results magazine titled "Unlocking the Mind." Dr. Desmarais serves as the incoming Principal Investigator for the Family Centered Practice Project at CFFACE and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at NCSU.