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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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INAUGURAL KIDS FIRST! DADDYING FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

DADvocacy Consulting Group's Daddy Appleseed Fund (DAF) and KIDS FIRST! announced the official call for entries for the inaugural KIDS FIRST! Daddying Film Festival (KFDFF), which takes place June 13-20, the week leading up to and through Father’s Day weekend 2022. The KFDFF encourages students, 1st grade through college undergraduates, to express themselves and their perspectives on relationships with their dads or father figures by creating and submitting short films or videos with the theme “A Letter to My Father/Father Figure.” 

KFDFF SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED! ENTRIES DUE SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022

Does your creative kid need help getting started on their KFDFF short film/video? Check out

our 5 Steps to a 5-Minute Film infographic to inspire them!

CLICK HERE to visit our Eventive site where you can register for your FREE all-access KFDFF pass

and get a sneak peek at some of the films you'll be able to stream during Festival week, June 13-20

CLICK HERE to follow KFDFF on Instagram!

EXIT12 COMPLETES 2021 "ENCHANTED DANCE TOUR"

The delayed EXIT12 "Enchanted Dance Tour" made its long-awaited debut in May. Due to ever-changing COVID-related restrictions, the Daddy Appleseed Fund-sponsored Tour was a hybrid model that included a few in-person performance sites along with virtual performances from New York City. The Tour wrapped up on Memorial Day 2021. A celebration of EXIT12's successful NM tour, including workshops with veterans throughout the state, was held virtually and led by EXIT12 dancers in NYC. The Tour also included appearances, lectures, and workshops by/with EXIT12 co-founder, artistic director, and president Román Baca.

The show's music is by Native New Mexican and proud member of the Navajo Nation, Andrew Thomas, a contemporary, self-taught flute player. The performance was screened during the NM Tour together with EXIT12's film, Moved by War, which aired on local PBS on Memorial Day, along with a moderated panel discussion.

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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

 

Check out Allan's post How CAMPAIGNful Politics Impact Us and Our Children, reprinted in

National Healthy Start Association's October 2020 Newsletter

 

ARMOR DOWN/daddY UP!

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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