Fatherhood Program


Fatherhood Resources

Children are more likely to lead healthy, successful lives when both their mother and father are actively involved in their lives in positive ways. Father presence matters, and CDR supports fathers through its family-centered approach to services.

Our free Fatherhood programs support dads and families with one-on-one and group assistance with parenting, relationships, health, employment, money matters, and personal growth opportunities. We want to help you by providing support on your path to becoming a stronger father figure in a child’s life.

To learn more about the program and the services offered, visit our website at cdrfatherhood.com

24/7 Dads

24/7 Dads is a series of parenting workshops designed for dads and led by CDR’s Fatherhood Program. JOIN DADS LIKE YOU to expand your parenting toolkit and discover what works best for you and your family. We’ll discuss your goals when it comes to parenting, career, and finances!

For more information and to see dates for upcoming 24/7 Dads info sessions, visit our website at cdrfatherhood.com.

Rookie Dads

CDR’s Rookie Dads program trains expectant dads to be involved in the care of their new baby. The free, two-hour class gives men a chance to gather with other men to talk about what to expect from their new role; discuss concerns; and learn about feeding, diapering, bathing, and sleeping techniques in a safe, supportive environment.

For more information and to see dates for upcoming Rookie Dads classes, visit our website at cdrfatherhood.com


Funding for this project was provided through VA Department of Social Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Program. These services are available to all persons regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion. Participation in these services is voluntary.

Funding for this project was provided through Child Development Resources’ Investing in Fatherhood: New Pathways program and is supported by  funds through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant #90FK0107-01-00. These services are available to all persons regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion. Participation in these services is voluntary.

Our Consultants

Family engagement is a cornerstone of CDR’s program. Engaging children’s fathers or other key male figures is essential for success.

To achieve engagement, a fatherhood consultant, himself a dad, works in partnership with a CDR family consultant to involve, educate, and empower fathers on how to be positive a force in their child’s life. Many of the families enrolled in CDR are parented by single moms. The fatherhood consultant helps both mothers and fathers navigate the dynamics of their relationship so that the child benefits. If the child’s father is not available, CDR staff work with the mother to help her identify a strong male role model to help meet the child’s needs.

Other Services
  • Fun Family Events
    Join us for fun family events that include light meals, informative speakers, games, and other activities.
  • Parenting Education
    Learn about topics such as child development, safety, handling your child’s daily needs, tips for effective discipline, and more!
  • Relationship Skills
    Topics range from Developing Relationships and Resolving Conflicts to Anger Management and Communication. Our topics are chosen based on the needs of our fathers and families.
  • Employment Assistance
    Need help finding a job, writing a resume, or interviewing? Are you lacking the skills you need to land a good paying job? Interested in working towards your GED? Let us help you work towards improving your job skills, find a better paying job, or get linked to community resources.
  • Money Matters
    Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Perhaps you just wish you had more money for little extras. We will provide group trainings on money management and one-on-one assistance with goal setting and action steps to get you on your way to greater financial stability.
  • Other Support Services
    Through our relationships with community partners, we can help link you to resources that help meet your needs in areas such as Adult Literacy, Effects of Trauma on Children, Child Development Milestones and Development, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services, Child Support Enforcement, and more.

Questions or concerns about your child? Call CDR’s TOTS line at 757-566-TOTS.

¿Tiene preguntas acerca de su bebé o niño? llame al 757-566-3300.