Children and Family Programs at Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Our Purpose at CFP: (1) to prepare engaged, interdisciplinary change-makers with rigorous academic and practice skills for peacemaking and development in domestic and international contexts; (2) to produce cutting edge, policy-relevant research on conflict, peace, and development; (3) to enact peacebuilding, conflict management, and development programming and practice (4) to inspire peace and promote positive change. (5) to increase the dissemination and effectiveness of behavioral interventions for social and academic risk factors across multiple settings (6) to provide state-of-the-art trainings and workshops (7) to train others to exponentially disseminate information and training

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  • Phone: (470) 578-2233
  • Executive Director: Allison Garefino
  • EIN
    EIN: 371535589
  • Organization Description:

    The Children and Family Programs (CFP) at Kennesaw State University is a prevention, intervention, and treatment center where community members receive state-of-the-art evidence based treatments for childhood disorders. This includes the most widely diagnosed childhood disorder in the country: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. In addition, the CFP offers inservices, treatment, and prevention services to parents and teachers working with children with other behaviors that put them at risk for behavioral, social, and academic failure. These include children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD).

  • Form 990s

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Financial Needs

Parental Engagement Program

CFP will expand our Parental Engagement Program (PEP) to Dowell Elementary (Title I). PEP combines Community Parent Education Program (COPE) and Social Skills to equip the school with sustainable parental engagement while encouraging prosocial behavior. Dowell is attempting a $10,000 match and the community pledges in-kind space at their center.


All Programs

Skill Building: Parenting Strategies for Developmental Success

Parents meet individually or in groups to learn behavior management techniques and solve problems with an expert in the field, Dr. Garefino, who has been training parents since 2002. With over 15 years of experience and children of her own, she has the qualifications and experience to impart skills...

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Skill Building: Academic & Relational Success

During Skill Building: Academic & Relational Success, children participate in STEAM themed games, art projects, life skills, and recreational sport activities while learning academic and relational success skills through evidence-based curricula. It is open to 5 to 12-year‐olds who struggle acade...

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Skill Building: Foundational Framework for a Healthy Community

The Skill Building: Foundational Framework for a Healthy Community is dedicated to building a positive classroom community by creating a foundational framework for implementing social skills and positive behavioral intervention facilitating a growth mindset. Workshops and in-services are held in sc...

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