Washington Dads Spring Weekend
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April 7th-9th is Now Open for Registration
WaDads Retreats Are a Valuable Tool for Every Dad.
The next weekend is scheduled for April 7-9th and will be
absolutely FREE including all meals. It will be held at Lazy F
Ranch 16170 Manastash Rd., Ellensburg WA. 98926 www.lazyfcamp.org
WADADS retreats are focused on providing caregivers with
important skills and resources over a couple of days. The content of
the training weekend is organized such that caregivers returning
home can immediately apply the lessons learned over the weekend.
This process assists with the child's education and behavioral
management, at school and at home.
Resources and personal contacts made on the weekend are designed
to augment the childs support system, and intended to be available
on short notice as needed.
Training weekends begin on Friday evening with check-in, a meal,
and introductions. It is usually the time that attendees begin to
realize common threads between their lives, and the lives of other
Saturdays include a number of practical trainings addressing
preparation of IEPs, behavior management, understanding the roles of
public and private agencies, and developing partnerships with other
Informal time to relax, review materials, and connect with other
dads is provided during WADADS retreats. The personal connection is
one of the most valuable outcomes of the weekend. It is often the
first time that a connection is made with someone else struggling
through common issues.
The weekends wrap up with a discussion of valuable lessons
learned, and future possibilities for making the support network
Benefits of WaDads retreats are expressed to be:
1) Positive bonding;
2) decreased anxiety;
3) information and resources;
4) being in the presence of people who truly understand;
5) freedom to speak about difficult matters;
6) learning what works for other dads and,
7) concentrating on dad-relevant issues.
All meetings are held in ADA-compliant accessible locations.
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