2023 Fatherhood Summit

May 16, 2023 – May 18, 2023 all-day

Fathers and Mothers Parenting Together, Even When They Are Not

May 16, 17 and 18  – Registration Opens Soon!!!


Plenary Speaker  – Jerry Tello

Interconnected Relation- Ships: Figuring Out How to Flow So No One Drowns. The presentation will share the 4 fundamental values of honorable relationships and how to navigate your Ship even in rough waters. It will explore important work that we all have to do to address past trauma and focus on present day healing in order that we are breaking cycles of pain and building circles of health and well being for the children.

Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross-cultural issues, and motivational speaking. Over the last forty years asa noted therapist, author, performer and program developer, Mr. Tello has incorporated his real life experience, together with research-based knowledge, and indigenous, culturally-based teachings, to engage all in a reality-based healing and growth-inspiring experience. Mr. Tello is the author of children’s books, professional publications, culturally-based curricula, motivational CD’s and other media. Mr. Tello has received numerous awards including the Ambassador of Peace Award and Presidential Crime Victims Service Award.




Day 2 – Session 1 – David Moore, PHD, Pofessor of University of Puget Sound

David Moore has research interests in adolescent and adult development, relationships, and teen parenting. A primary focus is romantic relationships, looking at communication patterns and other factors related to relationship satisfaction and stability, as well as psychological and physical health. This work includes analyzing whether negative patterns in dealing with situations of conflict and support may be early predictors of future physical, mental, and relationship problems. Moore also has explored the demand-withdraw pattern of interaction in intimate relationships; rejection sensitivity in different personality types; and the transition to parenthood among adolescent parents. Moore maintains a part-time clinical practice specializing in psychotherapy with individuals and couples, including using interpersonal and mindfulness-based interventions. Authored and co-authored publications include: “Young fathers and the transition to parenthood: An interpersonal analysis of paternal outcomes,” in Adolescence and beyond: family processes and development (2012); “Interpartner conflict and child abuse risk among African American and Latino adolescent parenting couples,” in Child Abuse and Neglect (2008); and “Observing differences between healthy and unhealthy adolescent romantic relationships: Substance abuse and interpersonal process,” in Journal of Adolescence (2008). Moore teaches Experimental Methodology and Applied Statistics, The Psychology of Romantic Relationships, and Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through the End of Life. Recently he has been working on a book that focuses on young fathers and their families.