Kim Allen receives professional award

Dr. Kim Allen of NC State University’s Department of Youth, Family and Community Sciences has received a 2014 Center for Credentialing & Education professional development award from the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc.

The goal of this scholarship program is to advance the professional identity and development of CCE credential holders. Allen will receive $500 to advance her professional identity and development.

Allen is graduate program director, associate professor and extension specialist at NC State. She is also a board certified coach and holds a doctorate in psychology from Capella University. Allen has over 16 years’ experience working with youth and their families as an early childhood educator, marriage and family therapist, parent educator, administrator and faculty member.

During her tenure, Allen has led numerous research projects focusing on curriculum and program development for underserved audiences and has presented at national and international conferences on the topics of parenting, family coaching, teaching with technology, bullying and relationship education. She serves on the executive board of the National Parenting Education Network and is co-chair of the North Carolina Parenting Education Network.

For more information, visit CCE, a platinum sponsor of the Foundation, provides the funding for this award. More information about CCE credentials is available at

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