An Academic-Community Network

About Us

The CTS is a Carolina Seminar that brings together faculty from UNC-CH and UNC-G along with community partners to address issues that matter most to children, youth, families and the institutions that serve them.  CTS events are open to scholars and community members across the triangle and triad regardless of discipline and organizational affiliation. Our goal is to address real world issues through partnerships that disseminate research to the broader community and make the needs of the broader community central to the research agendas of academics. In 2021-2022, we focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted youth. In 2022-2023 we will focus on recovery and resilience in children and youth whether around issues of COVID-19 or other forms of stress and challenge.  The program is facilitated by Andrea Hussong (UNC-CH), Jennifer Coffman (UNC-G), and Gabriela Livas Stein (UNC-G),

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date Event Registration

Resilience and Recovery for Youth and Children
This mini-conference is open to scholars and community members. Speakers and attendee conversations will address resilience and recovery for youth, children, families and the institutions who serve them in times of adversity and challenge.  Speakers include Dr. April Harris-Britt,  Dr. Jessica Schleider, Dr. Michael Hellphill, Dr. Desiree Murray and Dr. Betsy Bledsoe.
Event is free and open to all academic or community members, though registration is required given limited seating (for in-person) and internet security (for online).Registration will open in January.
March/April 2022
Community Partner Field Trip
As part of the Care-to-Share Network, we provide opportunities for academic researchers to visit on-site with community partners already engaged in or interested in pursuing collaborative research.  Participation in these events is limited out of respect for our community partners. Partners will present on their work, strengths, and challenges; provide an orientation to the physical space and resources of the organization when appropriate; and engage with scholars in question and answer sessions. We plan to collaborate with El Futuro in Durham, NC this spring.
More information and registration will be available in late January.
Likely April 2022
Open Working Group Meeting
A goal of the Care-to-Share network is to distill lessons from our academic and community partnerships through care-to-share events throughout the year and to disseminate those lessons back to the broader community. This working group, led by Dr. Andrea Hussong, will serve to envision and create dissemination materials that will serve this purpose for our 2022-2023 year.
If you are interested in being part of these efforts, reach out to Andrea Hussong at