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The DADvocacy Consulting Group (DCG) acknowledges the vital roles of fathers and mothers alike. DADvocacy builds upon research that affirms that children, fathers, families, and communities are better off when fathers and children are positively engaged in each other’s lives. It includes an active, lifelong commitment to the physical, emotional, social, cognitive/academic, creative, and moral/spiritual well-being of children. DADvocacy takes deliberate actions and helps develop policies to support, encourage, and optimize opportunities for fathers, grandfathers, and father figures to be involved in children’s lives, and vice versa.


Learn more about DADvocacy Consulting Group's MISSION and SERVICES.

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2nd annual Daddying Film Festival & Forum (D3F


2023 D3F Dad and Indie Filmmaker Official Selections Announced!


See the list of 2022 DFF Winners HERE.

Read the release (6/8/22) announcing the

2022 Daddying Film Festival Student and Indie Award Finalists.

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DCG Founder and D3F Director Allan Shedlin joined the dads at the As Dad As it Gets podcast to do the thing he loves most: talk about daddying and the Daddying Film Festival & Forum. They even let him kick things off with one of his patented corny dad jokes! Check it out here via Spotify.

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Crying: A Father's Untapped Superpower - Allan Shedlin's DADDYING blog post reprinted in

Voice Male Magazine's Spring 2021 edition



DCG's Allan Shedlin and DCG partner Armor Down's Ben King created the Armor Down/Daddy Up!and Armor Down/Mommy Up™ workshops to assist veterans in armoring down from their military experiences and teach them specific parenting skills to enable them to become the parents THEY want to be. Our workshops continue via Zoom with Warrior Dads/Moms and Warrior Kids. We've dubbed this new phase of the program AD/DU! 2.0.

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Find out how to apply or nominate someone for a small grant through our Daddy Wishes Fund nonprofit partners.

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Founding DADvocate Allan Shedlin