Center for Family Connections
Established in 1995, the Center for Family Connections (CFFC) was an educational and clinical resource center that specialized in the developmental, structural, and systemic issues related to adoption, foster care, kinship, and guardianship, as well as the people with whom they are connected, by offering training, education, advocacy, and clinical treatment. It worked with families that were blended and complex in nature, including single parent and gay and lesbian families, along with families formed by donor insemination and other reproductive technologies. CFFC was founded by Joyce Pavao (Ed.D., LCSW, LMFT), who also established the Adoption Resource Center in 1973, Pre/Post Adoption Consulting Team in 1978, and Family Connections Training Institute in 1995. The Center closed in March 2012.