Family Leadership Model

The Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) is proud to partner with North
Carolina Child Welfare in its family engagement efforts. Since 2016, CFACE has partnered
with the Division of Social Services (DSS) to ensure that families have a seat at the table to
address system improvements. Beginning with strategic planning during North Carolina's
Program Improvement Plan, families helped DSS develop a multi-tiered approach to involving
family voices in child welfare practice, policy and program decisions. The North Carolina Child
Welfare Family Leadership Model encourages family engagement as an active, ongoing
collaboration with families and youth that recognizes them as full partners in effecting practice
and system change.