Building Foundations Fatherhood Conference

A 3-day regional fatherhood conference for professionals highlighting the importance of fathers within families and communities

The Building Foundations Fatherhood Conference aims to provide training, support and awareness to professionals and policy makers by creating a safe forum to address the complex barriers impacting father involvement.This conference is brought to you by the Family Health Coalition and Tulsa Healthy Start, initiatives of the Community Service Council.

Monday, May 1 | National Fatherhood Practitioner Certificate Training

Tuesday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 3 | Full Fatherhood Conference

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Scholarships Available!

DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown

Hotel Accommodations >

DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown | 616 West 7th Street, Tulsa, OK

Click here to access the conference discounted group rate and follow the instructions below. To make reservations by phone, call 1-800-838-7914 and provide the group code FHC to receive the discounted group rate.

  • Complete the dates and preferences section;
  •  Click “Add special rate codes”;
  •  Enter FHC in the group code section, then click on “Check Rooms & Rates”;
  •  After completing the reservation a confirmation will be emailed to you.

Presenter Information >

Corey Carolina
Author of The Absent Father and owner of the Carolina Food Company, LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Corey Carolina is a Tulsa Oklahoma native. He is married to his soul mate Qianna and they have two amazing children. As a child, Corey had a strained relationship with his father. He used the opportunity to write The Absent Father as therapy to help him start the forgiving process. He explains personal stories about himself and his family to hopefully inspire and motivate others to learn to forgive and not hold in anger.

The Absent Father is a book about his personal story. The book follows his relationship or lack there of with his father when he was younger and how their relationship has improved over the past few years. Corey shares the emotional and sad events that transpired in his youth and early adulthood. He also inspires readers by showing them that just because a person does not have an active father, does not mean that that person cannot be successful. Single mothers, children, and adults of absent fathers, young men and women are the focuses of The Absent Father.

Kenn Harris 
Vice President for Community Engagement – The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut

Raymond Levy, Psy.D.
Founding Director of The Fatherhood Project in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital

Raymond Levy, Psy.D., is founding director of The Fatherhood Project in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Project aims to build programs both within medical services at Mass General, and in the community that increase emotional connection between fathers and their children. Dr. Levy runs fathering skills groups for incarcerated and divorced dads, and facilitates workshops and serves on panels at fatherhood conferences. He is also an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levy is a father to a son and a daughter. 

Tyson Thompson
Owner and stylist at Tyson Salons and personal development seminar presenter for Tyson Education, Tulsa, OK

James Rodriguez

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A Sample of Presenter Topics >

Transforming Systems, Changing the Narrative and Shifting the Paradigm

Fathers’ Voices in Prenatal Obstetrics: Research Into Practice

The Fatherhood Project 2016 Research Findings

Understanding Ourselves to Impact Others

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