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Strengthening Families and Enhancing Public Policy through Rigorous Research

The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) is an independent, nonpartisan research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. CFRP specializes in collaborative partnerships and using academic research to help organizations understand what works and why, and how to ensure sustainable implementation of effective policies. CFRP engages in rigorous qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation work for federal and state agencies and large non-governmental organizations aimed at strengthening families and enhancing public policy. We conduct large-scale research design, survey development and administration, complex data management, in-depth data analysis, and synthesis of findings for stakeholders. Major research areas include early childhood investments, family supports, fatherhood, child welfare, and adolescent health. Learn More

National Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center

CFRP is the home of the national Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. The period from prenatal development to age three (PN-3) is the most sensitive period for the developing brain and body, and one that lays the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. The mission of the Policy Impact Center is to build on the science and identify which state policies create the conditions to give all infants and toddlers what they need to thrive. Learn more about the Policy Impact Center at and join on October 7, 2021 at the second annual National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit and the release of the 2021 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap.

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