Center for Family and Community Engagement

Center for Family and Community Engagement We work to enhance community health & well-being, family engagement, and youth leadership through professional training, research, and inclusive planning.
The Center for Family and Community Engagement is a public service and research center at North Carolina State University. The Center fosters family-community-academic partnerships by supporting community engagement, offering training and technical assistance, and providing evaluation and research. We work with interdisciplinary partners on the local, national, and global levels to improve family and community health and well-being.

The Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) is a public service and research center at North Carolina State University, founded in 2008. The Center fosters family-community-academic partnerships that are relevant and responsive to families and communities by supporting community engagement, offering training and technical assistance, and providing evaluation and research. We work with interdisciplinary partners on both research and practice at the local, national and global levels to improve family and community health and well-being. The mission of the Center for Family and Community Engagement is to advance safe, healthy, and productive families and communities.

Mission: Our mission is to advance safe, healthy, and productive families and communities.

Some #WellnessWednesday encouragement! It is beginning to look and feel like Spring in Raleigh. Did you know that there ...
05/06/2020

Some #WellnessWednesday encouragement! It is beginning to look and feel like Spring in Raleigh. Did you know that there are health benefits to spending time outdoors? Visit ncparks.gov to find a park near you!

This #WellnessWednesday we wanted to highlight an incredible resource on campus. Feed the Pack is a community-based init...
04/29/2020
Feed the Pack

This #WellnessWednesday we wanted to highlight an incredible resource on campus. Feed the Pack is a community-based initiative sustained by the greater NC State community to combat the food insecurity experienced by members of the #Wolfpack family. Despite the many closures on campus and in our community due to COVID-19, Feed the Pack pantry is still open on a limited schedule (Tuesday & Friday 12-6pm). Visit their site below for location and hours as well as a list of their current most needed items!
https://feedthepack.dasa.ncsu.edu

This #FeatureFriday we want to encourage everyone to check out the latest issue of Fostering Perspectives! Glenda Clare,...
04/24/2020
For kinship families, shared parenting can be complicated – Fostering Perspectives

This #FeatureFriday we want to encourage everyone to check out the latest issue of Fostering Perspectives! Glenda Clare, a Family Partner Specialist at the Center and NC representative to the Generations United National GRAND Voices Network, wrote an excellent article on Kinship Care.
http://fosteringperspectives.org/?p=1817

For kinship families, shared parenting can be complicated April 16, 2020 fptemp by Glenda Clare • Shared parenting was my goal when I decided to assume the custody of my cousin’s youngest child. To be supportive, I accompanied my cousin to Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings and paid for requir...

Looking for a way to manage stress? Research suggests that listening to music can be therapeutic! Take some time to list...
04/22/2020

Looking for a way to manage stress? Research suggests that listening to music can be therapeutic! Take some time to listen to your favorite song, and ask a friend or family member to share theirs! #WellnessWednesday

“Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

We are excited to share that we have transitioned to online trainings during this time!  The Center has a long and succe...
04/17/2020
Transition to Online Trainings | Center for Family and Community Engagement | NC State University

We are excited to share that we have transitioned to online trainings during this time! The Center has a long and successful history of embracing both online and in-person formats for trainings, meetings and other key functions. In accordance with the safety precautions put in place for COVID-19, we are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure trainings continue as scheduled! Check out the story below for more information!

In accordance with the safety precautions put in place for COVID-19, the Center is taking all of the necessary steps to ensure that trainings continue as scheduled.

#WellnessWednesday
04/15/2020

#WellnessWednesday

We'd like to share an upcoming event that may be of interest to our friends & partners: the Kempe Virtual Village!Accord...
04/08/2020
Kempe COVID - 19 Virtual Village

We'd like to share an upcoming event that may be of interest to our friends & partners: the Kempe Virtual Village!

According to the Event site "The Kempe COVID-19 Virtual Village is a virtually integrated learning environment and open space for all child welfare professionals, healthcare providers/workers, kinship/foster parents, mental health professionals, legal experts, law enforcement and others working to prevent and treat child maltreatment.
In the midst of uncertainty, the Kempe Center wants you to know one thing is certain – we are here for you."

Visit the page below to register for the event happening tomorrow, Thursday, April 9th 3:30-4:45PM MT (5:30 EST)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kempe-covid-19-virtual-village-registration-101988506368

Kempe Virtual Village - An integrated learning environment in service to professionals serving children and families during COVID - 19 .

While we continue to adjust to our temporary new normal there are still lots of ways to stay active and connected! Many ...
04/01/2020

While we continue to adjust to our temporary new normal there are still lots of ways to stay active and connected! Many of Raleigh's greenways and trails are still open for socially distanced exercise and movement & local wellness/fitness studios are offering classes online! Current Wellness is offering a FREE special class for physical and mental health during COVID-19. Visit their page and website to learn more!

This #MeetUsMonday we are highlighting one of our wonderful Communication Specialists, Kristin Bradford! Kristin is curr...
03/30/2020
Center Spotlight: Kristin Bradford | Center for Family and Community Engagement | NC State University

This #MeetUsMonday we are highlighting one of our wonderful Communication Specialists, Kristin Bradford! Kristin is currently pursuing her M.S. in Communication and teaches public speaking here at #NCState. Kristin joined the Center this spring and has been an incredible addition to the communication team. Kristin is talented and intelligent! She is currently working on two key projects: improving user interaction and experience with center-specific surveys and forms as well as redesigning CFACE communication packages. Her impressive graphic design skills are being used to develop new logos and templates. We are grateful for her work and look forward to all of the exciting things in her future!

She is currently working on two key projects for the Center: improving user interaction and experience with center-specific surveys and forms as well as redesigning CFACE communication packages.

This #WellnessWednesday we'd like to share a post from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Part of our mission at the Center is su...
03/25/2020

This #WellnessWednesday we'd like to share a post from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Part of our mission at the Center is supporting our community - in that effort we wanted to highlight an opportunity to donate goods that will help those in need if you are able! The post provides a list of current needs!

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Theresa

#ThinkandDo #NCState

Uh oh! Our donation wagon is empty! Please help fill it up with good food so that we can continue to feed families, children and seniors in our community. A list of needed items includes:

• Canned Beans
• Dry Beans
• Canned Tuna
• Canned Chicken
• Canned Soup
• Canned Pasta with Meat
• Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
• Ramen Noodles
• Boxed Pasta (1 lb. pkgs.)
• Tomato Sauce
• Peanut Butter
• Rice, any variety
• Whole Grain Cereal
• Oatmeal
• Grits
• Canned Fruit in 100% juice or water or light syrup
• Applesauce
• Dried Fruit
• Fruit Cups in 100% juice or water or light syrup
• Canned Vegetables with low or no salt/sodium added
• Raisins
• Granola Bars
• Fruit Pouches
• Microwave Popcorn
• 100% Juice Boxes

Curbside food donation drop off is available at our main facility in Raleigh at 1001 Blair Drive,open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. and noon., and at the Child Food Hub in Durham at 2436 S. Miami Blvd., open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Any donation, large or small, will help ensure that no one goes hungry during these uncertain times. Thank you for being a generous supporter of our mission to end hunger in our community. #covid #covid19 #covid_19 #fooddrive #fooddonation #hungerrelief #endhunger #foodshuttle

According to research, giving back is good for the body and brain! This #WellnessWednesday we’d like to highlight some o...
03/04/2020

According to research, giving back is good for the body and brain! This #WellnessWednesday we’d like to highlight some of the incredible local volunteer opportunities in #Raleigh. Raleigh is home to some really special nonprofit organizations doing important work including: A Place at the Table Raleigh, Women's Center, InterAct, BLOOMHERE, and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (to name a few). Visit their pages if you’d like more information or are looking for ways to get involved!

#ThinkandDo #NCState

This #WellnessWednesday we'd like to highlight the free wellness movement classes available on Centennial Campus of Nort...
02/26/2020
Experience – NCSU Real Estate

This #WellnessWednesday we'd like to highlight the free wellness movement classes available on Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University Check out free lunch time Yoga, Thai Chi and Fit Fusion. Visit the site below to learn more!
https://realestate.ncsu.edu/events/experience/#wellness-series

Centennial is a relaxing place to experience local music. Whether it is at one of our concert series or pop up events, you can always find great local music around the campus.

#MotivationalMonday
02/24/2020

#MotivationalMonday

#ncstatestudents #ncstategradstudents #ncstatewolfpack #thinkanddo
02/19/2020

#ncstatestudents #ncstategradstudents #ncstatewolfpack #thinkanddo

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02/19/2020

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#motivationalmonday
02/17/2020

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Wellness Wednesdays on Centennial CampusThis #WellnessWednesday, we're highlighting an awesome series available to NC St...
02/12/2020

Wellness Wednesdays on Centennial Campus
This #WellnessWednesday, we're highlighting an awesome series available to NC State students. Each weekly session will introduce a new element of wellness, through guest speakers and hands-on activities to help manage stress, eat better, find your purpose and more. All sessions will take place in the Wolf Ridge Multipurpose Room.

Tonights Topic: Maximize Your Money with Tech
February 19: Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
February 26: Get Involved at NC State
March 4: Envision Your 2020

Learn more and register for sessions via this link:
https://wellrec.dasa.ncsu.edu/wellness-2/programs/#wednesday

This #FeatureFriday we want to share some exciting research being conducted by Dr. Coby Schal. Dr. Schal is currently wo...
02/07/2020

This #FeatureFriday we want to share some exciting research being conducted by Dr. Coby Schal. Dr. Schal is currently working on a “Healthy Homes Technical Study” that focuses on sustainable, structural pest management with attention specifically to allergen mitigation and pesticide risk reduction. Dr. Schal has done a lot of work in Raleigh’s public housing developments and is currently looking for connections in areas less urban but within 1.5 hrs of Raleigh. Any homes interested get free pest control & a small stipend!

If interested in this opportunity or know of someone who might be please let us know and we’ll get you connected!

#WellnessWednesdayWe are lucky to be a part of a large university with a lot of resources. Our wonderful libraries (Jame...
02/05/2020

#WellnessWednesday

We are lucky to be a part of a large university with a lot of resources. Our wonderful libraries (James B. Hunt Jr. Library & D. H. Hill Library) have a variety of classes available to NCSU staff and students. Workshops range from learning how to sew to learning how to use a 3D printer! Check out the upcoming workshops at NCSU libraries here:

https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/upcoming

Quote of the day: “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” Ralph W. Sockman

01/31/2020
Impactful Students

Students are an integral part of CFACE! The Center hires Graduate Students to assist in projects from a variety of disciplines such as Social Work, Psychology, and Communication. Not only do our students make the Center better, they also have great experiences connecting and working with interdisciplinary professionals!

This #WellnessWednesday is about #GratitudeSometimes it’s easy to forget to be thankful for the simple things. Take some...
01/29/2020

This #WellnessWednesday is about #Gratitude

Sometimes it’s easy to forget to be thankful for the simple things. Take some time today and reflect on the joys (big or small) in your life! We are incredibly grateful for our amazing partnerships across #NorthCarolina and beyond. What are you grateful for?

We are so excited to highlight Jessica Barker this #MeetUsMonday !Jessica is a Communication Specialist at CFACE and is ...
01/27/2020
Center Spotlight: Jessica Barker! | Center for Family and Community Engagement | NC State University

We are so excited to highlight Jessica Barker this #MeetUsMonday !

Jessica is a Communication Specialist at CFACE and is finishing up her M.S. in Communication Studies here at NC State. Jessica's intelligence, hard work and creativity combined with her ability to manage multiple projects gracefully make her an integral part of CFACE. We are so lucky to have you, Jessica! Thank you for all that you do! Visit our site below to learn more about Jessica!

Jessica’s favorite thing about working at CFACE is being able to apply what she’s learned in the classroom through hands on experience.

Is there a cause you’re passionate about? What are some ways you can get involved? We often get distracted by thinking t...
01/22/2020

Is there a cause you’re passionate about? What are some ways you can get involved? We often get distracted by thinking that we have to play a big role to have a big impact - but there are lots of small ways to help! Consider some of the little things you can do for a cause you’re passionate about!

Quote of the Day: “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” -Unknown

#WellnessWednesday

Congratulations to Dr. Desmarais and Dr. Cacace!The NC State Non-Laboratory Research/Scholarship Program grant was award...
01/17/2020
Grant Awarded to Military Health & Well-Being Project | Center for Family and Community Engagement | NC State University

Congratulations to Dr. Desmarais and Dr. Cacace!

The NC State Non-Laboratory Research/Scholarship Program grant was awarded to Dr. Sarah Desmarais and Dr. Sam Cacace for their project exploring the health and well-being of military service members and veterans in the United States.

The NC State Non-Laboratory Research/Scholarship Program grant was awarded to Dr. Sarah Desmarais and Dr. Sam Cacace for their project exploring the health and well-being of military service members and veterans in the United States.

Happy #WellnessWednesday We’ve shared a post on the benefits of laughter before. Laughter triggers your body to release ...
01/15/2020

Happy #WellnessWednesday

We’ve shared a post on the benefits of laughter before. Laughter triggers your body to release endorphins (your body’s natural painkillers and mood boosters). Finding moments of joy and laughter every day can promote a greater sense of overall well-being. Do something that makes you smile today!

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” — Jean Houston

Congrats to our *Facey Award* Winners! Here at #cface we love to celebrate the exceptional work done by our staff! We ar...
01/10/2020
CFACE Awards Staff Member and Student | Center for Family and Community Engagement | NC State University

Congrats to our *Facey Award* Winners! Here at #cface we love to celebrate the exceptional work done by our staff! We are so grateful for our incredible team and the meaningful work they do!
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#ncstate #ncsu #wolfpack #community #family #engagement #raleigh #nonprofit #northcarolina #impact #awards #packpride

CFACE Awards Staff Member and Student January 10, 2020  |  Megan Fletcher Facey Award In case you missed it last year, the Faceys are the Center’s semi-annual award ceremony dedicated to highlighting the exceptional efforts of our staff. All CFACE employees participate in nominating one another,...

This week we are finishing up tasks and then taking a break because the University is closed. Happy Holidays from your C...
12/18/2019

This week we are finishing up tasks and then taking a break because the University is closed. Happy Holidays from your CFACE family. We hope to see you next year! #HappyHolidays #SeasonsGreetings #NCState

We are fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Elan Hope at our Center and to have her as a faculty partner. Please check ...
12/13/2019
When Nature Versus Nurture Doesn’t Answer The Question, Elan Hope Asks New Ones

We are fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Elan Hope at our Center and to have her as a faculty partner. Please check out this story on The State of Things to learn more about her and the great work she is doing.

Elan Hope grew up in one of the wealthiest majority-African American counties in the United States: Prince George’s County, Maryland. She went to talented

We love giving students who have worked with us shout outs. We especially love giving them shout outs when they just rec...
12/11/2019
CFACE Highlight: Sam Zottola | Center for Family and Community Engagement | NC State University

We love giving students who have worked with us shout outs. We especially love giving them shout outs when they just received the Derek Eaves Student Research Grant from the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. GREAT WORK Sam!
Tap the story below to find out more!

#bailreform #studentresearch #ncsu #graduateresearchassistant

Today we would like to showcase the work of Sam Zottola, who just received the Derek Eaves Student Research Grant from the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.

The report is out!! We are so excited to highlight "A National Portrait of Restorative Approaches to Intimate Partner Vi...
12/05/2019
The report is out!—Study highlights and questions for restorative approaches to intimate partner violence | Center for Family and Community Engagement | NC State University

The report is out!! We are so excited to highlight "A National Portrait of Restorative Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Pathways to Safety, Accountability, Healing, & Well-Being." Tap the story below to learn more about this important work! #CFACE #RestorativeJustice #IntimatePartnerViolence

Just posted—A National Portrait of Restorative Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence—makes a much-needed contribution to the national debate on whether to use restorative approaches in situations of intimate partner violence (IPV).

We hope to see you at the next Family Agency Collaborative Training Team (FACTT) meeting happening MONDAY! Don't miss ou...
11/26/2019

We hope to see you at the next Family Agency Collaborative Training Team (FACTT) meeting happening MONDAY! Don't miss out on this GREAT opportunity!

See below for more details!
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COME ONE COME ALL to our FACTT trainer support meeting! Our focus is to develop and provide resources to agency / family / youth trainers.

This event will provide trainer development with a focus on co-writing curriculum.

Curriculum development can be tricky, especially when you’re in a group! Get first hand experience of how to write together in order to create learner focused content. Come ready to participate and navigate curriculum development led by Alicia Light and Gina Brown. You will be providing your own feedback as we review existing curriculum from a FACTT training together.

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Post Doc Research Scholar to do innovative work in child welfare that has the potential to advance science and practice. Check out our Job Ad here and share with your friends.
The Center for Family and Community Engagement is seeking to hire a Post-Doc. Check out our job ad here: #research #communityengagement #hiringandpromotion #jobpostings
Please support our Faculty Partner, Dr. Qiana Cryer-Coupet in recruiting for her research by sharing with your networks. Below is a note from Dr. Cryer-Coupet. Nonresident fathers are those not living with their children. ======= My research team is currently recruiting nonresident fathers who have children in relative care (kinship care) to participate in a one hour interview. All eligible fathers will receive $25 for their participation. Please visit our website for more information: https://ncfatherhoodresearch.weebly.com/ Thank you for passing this information along to those in your networks who may be interested.