‘Fatherhood is everyone’s issue’

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‘Fatherhood is everyone’s issue’

Local campaign aims to highlight importance of involved dads
C.J. Wood looks for bugs in the Animas River with his sons Isaiah Wood, 6, left, and Joshua Barnes, 8, on Monday. Studies show that fathers who are involved in their children’s lives decrease their chances of risky behaviors.
Joseph Garcia kisses his 1-year-old son, Bentely Garcia, on Monday while playing at Santa Rita Park. Joseph Garcia lacked an involved father while growing up, and that has inspired him to be a strong presence in Bentely’s life.
Joseph Garcia walks with his son Bentely Garcia, 1, on Monday while playing at Santa Rita Park.
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Advocacy for La Plata and the Fatherhood Program will screen “Absent” by documentary filmmaker Justin Hunt at 6 and 8:15 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Drive.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Abbey or at www.absentmovie.com.
Hunt will present the screenings and participate in a question-and-answer session as a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center’s Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Program.
A workshop called “The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad” also will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The workshop will offer skill-building exercises that will help men adopt and use habits to connect with their children. Breakfast, lunch and child care will be provided, and participants who complete the workshop will receive 50 percent off a ticket to the “Absent” screening.
For more information, call Brett Burrows or Eve Presler at 375-1433.

‘Fatherhood is everyone’s issue’

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C.J. Wood looks for bugs in the Animas River with his sons Isaiah Wood, 6, left, and Joshua Barnes, 8, on Monday. Studies show that fathers who are involved in their children’s lives decrease their chances of risky behaviors.
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Joseph Garcia kisses his 1-year-old son, Bentely Garcia, on Monday while playing at Santa Rita Park. Joseph Garcia lacked an involved father while growing up, and that has inspired him to be a strong presence in Bentely’s life.
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Joseph Garcia walks with his son Bentely Garcia, 1, on Monday while playing at Santa Rita Park.
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