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Dads in Action

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Our Dads in Action program is designed to help all dads gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need when bringing baby home and in the years that follow.

All Dads in Action programs are free to the community, thanks to the generous support of CHKD's Future Generations Board.


D.A.D. Dad Appreciation Day 

Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Field House, 2020 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach. Why wait until Father's Day? Come celebrate the dad in your life at this family-friendly event. This annual community event is open to all dads and their families to enjoy light refreshments, games, prizes, entertainment, crafts and activities. Register here or learn more here.


Dads in Action_Z Andrew JatauFor dates, times, and locations of Dads in Action activities, visit our events calendar here.

To be added to the Dads in Action email list and receive updates and reminders of up-coming events contact CHKD Fatherhood Consultant  ZAndrew.Jatau@CHKD.org

Check out the possibilities:

Fatherhood 101 is a program for new or expectant dads. This class, taught by our fatherhood consultant and a CHKD pediatrician, will prepare you for the arrival and care of your baby. Learn the skills necessary to bring baby home, how to navigate changing family and social relationships, and leave with a diaper bag  with items you’ll need to begin the parenting journey. Offered three times per year.

Dad Talks provides a place for dads of any age and in every stage of parenting to come together to discuss the challenges and successes they’ve encountered on their unique fatherhood journeys. Share experiences, gain feedback and support, and connect with other fathers in the community.

Dad’s Day Out and/or DIY with Dad are social activities held in the community where fathers and their kids get together for fun outings like going to the movies or a baseball game, hiking or playing at the park; or spend a morning together creating a craft, playing games and enjoying refreshments and music.  These events are held monthly. Check the calendar of events.  

Birth and Beyond is CHKD’s parenting blog where fatherhood blogger  Andrew Jatau shares his insights, trials, and triumphs in parenting his two young daughters, and offers guidance on various topics that are sure to be of interest to dads in action.New posts every month can be found here.  

(757) 668-7402