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WaDads

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5557
Bellevue, WA 98006

Phone: 206-407-3666
Fax: 206-260-3606

Contact Person: Ron Jaeger

Email:

Web Site: http://www.wadads.org

Population Served:
Other

Population Other:
male caregivers of children

Mission:
to encourage and educate Dads and their families raising children with emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns

Description:
WADADS are committed to improving the lives of others by collaborating with existing organizations and exchanging lessons learned through shared experience. We offer two training retreats a year with a variety of speakers and information to help in the care of our children. These weekends are a great way to relax, and make common bonds. Besides our training weekends we have statewide support groups, a buddy system to support dads that are close geographically, and recently have started an exciting CIT training program to help the law enforcement community better understand our children.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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