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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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3rd annual Daddying Film Festival & Forum (D3F)



Coming to Philadelphia, PA!

FridayMay 17, 2024






D3F 2024 Call for Submissions Launches New Year's Day via FilmFreeway!

D3F 2023 Atticus Award Winners

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Promotional event poster showing America's Founding Fathers "wearing" their young children and inviting you to the 2024 Daddying Film Festival & Forum in Philadelphia


DCG and D3F Founder Allan Shedlin joined the Girl Dad Nation podcast on June 6 to do the thing he loves most: talk about daddying and the Daddying Film Festival & Forum. You can find links to all Allan's recent podcast appearances and other D3F/DCG news HERE.

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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.

World Bank - March 16, 2017

Founding DADvocate Allan Shedlin

Become the Parent YOU Want to Be - World Bank Presentation

Become the Parent YOU Want to Be - World Bank Presentation

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