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CHASS Faculty — Joan Pennell

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Professor of Social Work Joan Pennell directs the Center for Family and Community Engagement.

Pennell is an internationally recognized expert in her field, having spent more than 30 years building knowledge about how countries, state, counties, cities and schools can address the dynamics of family violence and the needs of children in these homes.  

Her research interests are in family-centered meetings, family group conferencing, child maltreatment, domestic violence, restorative justice, community and organizational practice, and empowerment.

This video was produced by students of COM 437 – Advanced Digital Video – in the Department of Communication.