DadsMOVE is home to the Dadvocates, mentoring others, with voices of experience


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Dad's Support Groups

Each group is facilitated by a dad (Certified Peer Counselor) who has dealt with the frustration and stigma that you are probably experiencing right now.


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Help Our Cause

Your DadsMOVE Donation is Tax Deductible. Your donations go to funding our DadsMOVE institute, supporting awareness and breaking the stigmas of mental-health issues for families.




OUR MISSION: Reaching for the STARS

To strengthen the fathers role in raising children with behavioral health needs through education, peer Support and Advocacy

OUR VISION: Building Community Support

The vision of DadsMOVE is to provide every parent/caregiver (especially dads!) that we connect with, the tools, support, and training needed to be fully engaged in the recovery of their children.

WHAT WE OFFER: Tools, Support & Training

DadsMOVE is a statewide organization, with many opportunities for men (and parents!) to become more involved in helping not only their own special needs children succeed and recover…

DONATION: Tax Deductible

Your DadsMOVE Donation is Tax Deductible. Your donations go to funding our DadsMOVE institute, supporting awareness and breaking the stigmas of mental-health issues for families. Be a part of the solution!

Looking for a Workshop or Training?

We have workshops and IEP trainings for parents. See what our upcoming trainings. Our workshops are for parents, caregivers, and professionals, and is completely free.

Looking for a Parent Weekend Training?

Our weekends are trainings focusing on several different topics related to raising a child with behavioral and/or mental wellness issues.

Workshops and Training Weekends:

DadsMOVE offers parent workshops and weekend trainings to encourages support, community and foster knowledge. This is a large part of our organization, and we look forward to personally connecting and encouraging each other.

Save the Date! Mom’s and Dad’s Weekend

April. 17th-19th 2020

Are you the parent of a child with behavioral health concerns?

This weekend event is open to Dads, Moms, grandparents, and other caregivers, who have a special needs child in their family, or extended family.

There is a $40 registration fee for the weekend is and includes lodging and meals from Friday evening to Sunday checkout (noon). We can also arrange carpools, or help with gas vouchers, bus/train tickets, etc. to help you get here.

All you need to bring is your bedding, pillow, and all your questions!

More Information HERE

More Upcoming Events:

Mom’s and Dad’s Weekend

April. 17th-19th 2020


Dad'sMOVE Staff
We have the best staff! All of our Dad’sMOVE staff and board members are dedicated to the cause, and they have personal experience with the issues Dad’sMOVE seeks to help. MORE
Training Institute
As we continue to expand and update our Training Institute, you will find all of the current DadsMOVE trainings and workshops listed here. If you are interested in a training that we don’t offer, please let us know, and we will do our best to find out how you can obtain that training. MORE
Father's Rights
Dad’sMOVE advocates the rights of special needs parents, specifically fathers. The divorce rate among special needs parents is at a staggering 90%. Get more information on our Resources page.


dad-and-daughterOne of the main purposes of Dad’sMOVE is to support one another in the pursuit of healthy parenting and lifestyles by focusing on establishing an environment that encourages healing, growth and awareness for mental illness in families. MORE
All of our trainings are available statewide, across Washington. We provide these training workshops to providers, agencies, and other professionals at reasonable rates to cover the printing of materials, and necessary travel expenses. Contact Us for more information.
DadsMOVE offers workshops featuring  WISE/Wraparound – The evidence based approach which uses a team to identify, support, and work towards the goals and successful outcomes, for special needs kids and their families. Get more details HERE.

Join Us on Facebook!

Join our group and be a part of the discussion! We are social and involved, and we look forward to adding your thoughts and experience.

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We Did It. So Can You

That is the premise of peer support, we aren’t clinicians or therapists. We are parents, and we are also Dads, so that makes us a little bit different than most other peer support groups and organizations you might be familiar with.

Individualized Education Plans

We never expected learning the ins-and-outs of IEPs, how to navigate the child serving systems of the state, a plethora of acronyms, or need a personal assistant to keep track of medications schedules and appointments.

Working Towards Recovery

As we have worked towards recovery with our own kids and families, we have had to learn a lot of things. Many times out of shear necessity.

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