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[Free Webinar] Paternity Leave > The Research, Why It's Important, and How to Help Dads Take It

Posted by Melissa Byers

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Aug 27, 2019


Have you registered for our free webinar on paternity leave? Time is running out!

Research shows that children do better when their dads are involved in their lives, but what about the precious time just after their baby is born?

Does dad being there for his baby and family in those beginning moments really matter? Whom does it benefit?

If a dad wants to ask his employer for paternity leave (also called parental leave in some workplaces), how would he do that? What’s stopping some dads from taking the time to be with their babies even when they have access to paternity leave? How can you help dads take that time?

We’ll answer these questions and more in an engaging webinar hosted by National Fatherhood Initiative® in partnership with Dove Men+Care and Promundo.

Title: Paternity Leave > The Research, Why It's Important, and How to Help Dads Take It

Date: September 10, 2019
Time: 2:00pm EDT

79% of US fathers say they would do anything to be involved in the care of their newborn. However, there are still social stigmas around men asking for paternity leave.*

What will be covered?
Representatives from each organization will come together for an engaging and enlightening webinar on the research around paternity leave, why it’s vital for dads, kids, and families, and how to help the dads you serve take the time to be with their newborns. Participants will also receive access to several brand new, free resources compliments of NFI and Dove Men+Care.

The Participating Organizations and Speakers:


Christopher Brown
President, National Fatherhood Initiative

National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) is the nation’s leading provider of fatherhood skill-building resources and the foremost voice on the effects of father absence on children and the benefits of father involvement. NFI is also known for its one-of-a-kind research publication Father Facts, recently published in its 8th Edition.


Carlos-Javier Gil
Global Brand Vice President, Dove Men+Care

Dove Men+Care is championing paternity leave for men globally, representing a continued belief that when men have an enhanced opportunity to care, there is a positive impact on them and on society.


Gary Barker
President and CEO of Promundo

Promundo has partnered with Dove Men+Care to produce the State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report, a globally recognized, biennial report and advocacy platform. The report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of data from over 30 countries.


Jim Higley
Founder, Bobblehead Dad

Jim Higley is an award-winning author and a national advocate for fatherhood and men’s health issues. Jim is considered a forward-thinking, action-oriented and inspiring leader in parenting communities worldwide. Through his multi-media platform, he helps people, businesses and causes connect and spread the message that there is value waiting in life’s nooks and crannies. Read more about Jim at

Register to join us today!


* Barker, G. et al (2019, June). State of the World's Fathers: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care. Retrieved July 31, 2019, from

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