Fatherhood Program

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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.

Specific grant and contract funds provide for programs listed here. For more information on any of CDR’s fatherhood programs, call 757-378-3177 or email us at  fatherhood@cdr.org.

Resources

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.

Dads Making a Difference Playgroup

6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Child Development Resources
150 Point O’Woods Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

To register for the April 9th class, Click Here.
To register for the April 23rd, class, Click Here.
To register for the May 7th class, Click Here.
To register for the May 21 class, Click Here.
To register for the June 4th class, Click Here.

For a copy of the Dads Making a Difference flyer, CLICK HERE.

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.
Classes are conducted by a CDR fatherhood consultant and a father mentor. Dads who attend the class receive a dad diaper bag filled with useful and educational items.

Child Development Resources has partnered with Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, and Riverside Regional Medical Center both located in Newport News to offer this class. Please refer to the schedules below for specific locations, dates, times of classes, and registration details.

Sentara Regional Medical Center – Williamsburg
2018 Rookie Dads Class Schedule
Register online below or by calling CDR at  757-378-3177
Interested in taking Part 2 of Rookie Dads? Part 2 is offered at Riverside Regional Medical Center. If you would like to register for Part 2, please call CDR at 757-378-3177

  • January 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • February 8, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • March 8, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • April 12, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • May 10, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • June 14, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • July 12, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • August 9, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • September 13, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • October 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • November 8, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

Riverside Regional Medical Center – Newport News
Actual class location – Riverside Annex Building
2018 Rookie Dads Class Schedule
Register online below or by calling CDR at 757-378-3177

Riverside Rookie Dads classes are taken in TWO parts.  If you cannot attend the second part of a session, please contact us by phone for other possible available dates.

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – January 16, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – February 28, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – February 20, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – March 28, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – March 20, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – April 25, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – April 17, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – May 23, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – May 15, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – June 27, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – June 19, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – July 25, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – July 17, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – August 22, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – August 21, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – September 26, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – September 18, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – October 24, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – October 16, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – November 28, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE

 

  • Part 1 of Rookie Dads – November 20, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Part 2 of Rookie Dads – November 21, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, call CDR at 757-378-3177.

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital – Newport News

Actual class location – Mary Immaculate Community Education & Health Resource Center
2018 Rookie Dads Class Schedule
Register online below or by calling CDR at 757-378-3177
Interested in taking Part 2 of Rookie Dads? Part 2 is offered at Riverside Regional Medical Center. If you would like to register for Part 2, please call CDR at 757-378-3177.

  • January 8, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • February 5, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • March 5, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • April 2, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • May 7, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • June 4, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • July 2, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • August 6, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • September 10, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • October 1, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • November 5, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • December 3, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    To register, CLICK HERE
Rookie Dads Family Connections

Rookie Dads Family Connections is a special program for Rookie Dads graduates. It offers dad/child playgroups; developmental screenings; home visits; resources and information on behavior, potty training, and development; and dad discussion groups.

Parenting Smarter, not Harder

November 2, 2017 – Nurturing Parenting workshop for parents of James River Elementary School students – TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE or call 757-378-3177.

Linkages: Building Strong Connections

Linkages: Building Strong Connections provides weekly parenting education sessions, one-on-one coaching, and family support services for incarcerated fathers and their families. Incarcerated fathers, many of whom are eager to be involved as fathers, often face multiple barriers to involvement with their children. Linkages sessions address parenting topics such as child growth and development, positive discipline, communication, and co-parenting. The program is operated in collaboration with Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Focus program and the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Funding

Rookie Dads and Rookie Dads Family Connections are funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Program.

A resource room especially for fathers is open during office hours at our Norge headquarters for all enrolled fathers.

CDR continues to seek grants from multiple sources to continue, expand, and improve our fatherhood programs.

If you are interested in funding this important program, please contact Amy Bornhoft at amyb@cdr.org.

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.