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Dads in Action

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.

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Dads in Action events will re-start in the Fall.  Sign-up here to receive notifications and join the DIA email list.  All Dads in Action programs are free to the community, thanks to the generous support of CHKD's Future Generations Board.

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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. This class is offered three times per year.

Dad Talks happen on-line and provide a place for dads of any age and in every stage of parenting to ask questions and share their challenges and successes on the fathering journey. Share experiences, gain feedback and support, and connect with CHKD fatherhood consultant and other fathers.

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, hiking or playing at the park; or spend a morning together creating a craft, playing games and enjoying refreshments and music. See our calendar of events for what's coming up.  

Birth and Beyond is CHKD’s parenting blog where fatherhood blogger  Z. 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 can be found here.  

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