Family Engagement


Award-Winning Engagement

In 2013, the center was honored with the Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award.

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Engaging families in the decision-making processes that occur within Social Services and related systems (such as Public Schools, Mental Health, etc.) is a core focus of the center’s work. Currently, our primary means of doing this is the Family-Centered Practice Project, through which we deliver professional trainings and offer consulting and evaluation services. We are also a proud sponsoring member of the Family Agency Collaborative Training Team, which supports family-agency training partnerships. Our family engagement work builds upon the research of the Founding Director, Joan Pennell, who directed the  Family Group Decision Making Project in Canada and the​​​​​​​ North Carolina Family Group Conferencing Project. More information about the Family Leadership Network is coming soon.

Family-Centered Practice Project

Family Agency Collaborative Training Team (FACTT)

Family Leadership Network (FLN)

Family Group Decision Making Project

North Carolina Family Group Conferencing Project