Dr. Christine Murray, formerly professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, will now lead UNCG’s Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships.
The Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (CYFCP) was established in 1996, bridging research , policy, and practice to advance the health and well-being of children, youth, and families. Through collaborative partnerships with families, service providers, researchers, teachers, and communities, CYFCP reduces disparities, builds capacity, effects systems change, and promotes sustainable solutions.
Located within UNCG’s Office of Research and Engagement, some of the center’s research and technical assistance initiatives include prevention and intervention in early childhood; juvenile justice/mental health/substance use cross system improvement; program evaluation; , court interventions and community safety; community health; system of care and cultural competency; and workforce development to advance educational success, health and well-being of youth, families, and communities.
CYFCP works with more than 150 community and state partners in research, evaluation, and training and technical assistance collaborations.
Murray served for 14 years as a faculty member in the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development, where she coordinated the Couple and Family Counseling track. UNCG’s counseling program is consistently rated by US News and World Report as one of the top five in the nation.
Murray’s research interests include couple and family counseling, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family violence, sexuality counseling and preventive interventions.
She is a co-founder of the See the Triumph Campaign (www.seethetriumph.org), which is a research-based social media campaign that highlights the stories of hundreds of survivors of past abuse. She also serves as director of the Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative (www.guilfordhri.org), a partnership between UNCG and the Phillips Foundation to promote happy, healthy, and safe relationships of all kinds.
She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education/Marriage and Family Counseling at the University of Florida; and M.Ed./Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling, also at the University of Florida; and her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at Duke University.
Murray was named Counselor of the Year in 2015 by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina for her research, teaching and community efforts related to domestic violence.