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YFCS Students Present Research

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences students presented their research at local, regional and national conferences this spring. Karen Randle presented her research, Examining the Impact of Family Life Coaching on Student Academic Success at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations in Orlando, Florida. Karen’s poster won the Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation Award. Karen also presented […]

YFCS Students to Present Thesis Research

Congratulations to our 2016 graduating MS students, Karen Randle, Nikki Newman, and Shanelle Ebanks. Students will present their thesis results and sessions are open to the public, so you are welcome to attend. Examining the Impact of Family Life Coaching on Student Academic Success By Karen Randle: March 21, 2016, from 9-10 am in 210K Committee: Kim […]

Family Life Coaching Association Formalized

Five family life coaching professionals convened a strategic planning retreat in New Hampshire in October, 2015 in the creation of a professional development organization for Family Life Coach Professionals. In attendance were Kim Allen of NC State University, Debbie Farr of Flourishing Families, Beth Gausman of Concordia University, Margaret Machara of Tennessee State University and […]

Christina Jolly Selected to Present at SYNERGY Conference

NC CAP’s annual SYNERGY conference was held in Greenville March 23-25th. This conference brings together afterschool and expanded learning providers and supporters for training and sharing of best practices. The NC CAP Leadership Institute for 2015 was instructed by Dr. Kimberly Allen, Dr. Nichole Huff, from NCSU and Ms. Tracey Greggs from NC CAP. The […]

Very Important Parents Program Receives Award

The North Carolina Parent Education Network held it’s annual Conference & Spring Forum in Wilmington, NC April 13th. NCPEN provides advocacy and support for parenting educators to advance the field of parenting education and promote quality outcomes for all families in NC. YFCS’s Dr. Kimberly Allen, NCPEN Chair, and Dr. Nichole Huff, Chair Elect, as […]

YFCS Team Presents at International Coaching Conference

The Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences was well represented at the 2015 International Congress of Coaching Psychology in San Diego, California. Recent graduates Tara Baker and Megan Burroughs presented along with their advisor, Dr. Kim Allen. Tara Baker, 2014 YFCS graduate, presented on her master’s thesis research, Family Coaching: An Exploratory Study of […]

2014 YFCS Graduation a Huge Success

The Fall 2014 Graduation Commencement was held on Dec. 18, 2014 at the James B. Hunt Library. Eleven Master’s and 2 Certificate Students completed their academic program in Family Life and Youth Development.   Certificate Graduates: David Brittain (Summer, 2014) Velvet Tynall (Fall, 2014)   Master of Family Life and Youth Development: Tiffany Bradberry (Summer, […]

Dr. Allen authors paper on addressing bullying and LGBTQ Youth

Dr. Kim Allen, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, recently published “Addressing the Issue: Bullying and LGBTQ Youth”. The article, published in the Journal of Youth Development, addresses the role in creating safe and inclusive environments for all youth, with specific attention paid to resources and strategies […]

YFCS Students Present Capstone Experiences

Eight Family Life and Youth Development Students presented findings from their FYD 500 Supervised Professional Experience course. Students all completed a planned program that included creating a needs assessment, designing, implementing, and evaluating a program at a partnering organization. Students that presented include: Shanelle Ebanks, Triangle YMCA, Raleigh, NC Tara Baker, Education for Successful Parenting […]