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NC Fatherhood Conference

Saturday, June 19, 2021

McKimmon Center

This conference has been structured to provide fathers with resources that will benefit them as parents and as role models. We are expecting over 700 fathers, males who serve as father figures, practitioners, and community advocates from across the state of North Carolina. Due to COVID-19, the conference has decided to postpone til June 2021

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2019 NC Fatherhood Power Breakfast

This yearly event strives to strengthen the bond between fathers and their families. It is targeted towards fathers and father-figures 18 years of age and older.


NC State Professors Discuss the Cultural Impact of Sneakerheads

"The research project brought both of their disciplines together on the subject with Matthews focusing on the consumer trends of sneakerheads and Cryer-Coupet discussing the racial and familial dynamics of sneakerheads."


AACC Introduces New Fellowship Opportunity, Announces Faculty Fellows

“[We want] to delve deeper into a nontraditional way of looking at fathers’ parenting practices and this idea of fathers, sons and daughters bonding around sneakers.” For the FFP, they aim to focus on solely on fathers.

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2019 Incentive Grants Award Winners

"The incentive grants connect NCSU faculty to applied scholarship opportunities in communities, stimulating interdisciplinary proposals to compete for funding that will foster innovation between faculty, staff, students, and community partners and help kickstart potential future research and programming."

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Associate Professor Angela Wiseman Co-Leads Program to Help Future Educators, Social Workers Address Childhood Trauma Through Children’s Literature

"The idea of using children’s books to facilitate conversations about difficult topics stems from Wiseman’s and Cryer-Coupet’s ongoing Trauma Informed Parenting Support for Recovery (TIPS 4 Recovery) work with parents in a drug rehabilitation facility. "

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Supporting Parents in Recovery

"Drs. Cryer-Coupet and Wiseman started TIPS 4 Recovery, a program for fathers to learn how to parent or co-parent their kids while going through recovery, because of their passion for youth and family engagement. The sessions typically start with Dr. Wiseman reading a children’s picture book aloud with the fathers"



Understanding the Experiences and Needs of Fathers with Children in Kinship Care

1. Cryer-Coupet, Q.R.,*Stokes, M., Lemmons, B. & Dorsey, M. (in press). Engaging nonresident fathers: Exploring collaborative competencies to support family-centered practice. Research on Social Work Practice.

Black Family Projects

The Black Families Project

1. Quinn, C. R., Hope, E. C., & Cryer‐Coupet, Q. R. (2020). Neighborhood cohesion and procedural justice in policing among Black adults: The moderating role of cultural race‐related stress. Journal of Community Psychology, 1(48), 124-141.


2. Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., Dorsey, M. S., Lemmons, B. P., & Hope, E. C. (2020). Examining multiple dimensions of father involvement as predictors of risk-taking intentions among black adolescent females. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104604.

Your Voice Matters: Exploring Nonresident Fatherhood in North Carolina

Trauma-Informed Parenting Support for Fathers in Recovery

1. Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., Wiseman, A.M., Atkinson, A.A. & Gibson, S. (in press). Drawn Together: Collaboration between social work and education to address family trauma. Journal of Social Work Education.
2. Wiseman, A.M., Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., Atkinson, A.A., & Gibson, S. (in press). Family literacy through separation and trauma: Integrated perspectives for fathers. In L. Henry & N. Stahl (Eds.), Literacy Across the Community: Research, Praxis, and Trends. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
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