2016 Texas Fatherhood Summit: Building the Evidence Base for Fatherhood Programs
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The University of Texas at Austin
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
The Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS’ Prevention and Early Intervention division hosted the first annual Texas Fatherhood Summit in Austin, Texas on February 3, 2016.
The Summit brought together hundreds of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of fatherhood to exchange ideas and assess the state of fatherhood programs throughout the country.
National fatherhood expert Dr. Ronald Mincy was the keynote speaker and gave a dynamic talk on the importance of fathers in their children's lives and why research in this field is so critical. Dr. Mincy is the Director of the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being and Social Policy Professor at Columbia University.
Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Director of The University of Texas at Austin's Child and Family Research Partnership presented an overview of the strategies for evaluating and building a comprehensive evidence base.
The remainder of the Summit was composed of series of expert panels for perspectives from the national, state, and provider levels on what the evidence says about fatherhood programs and the impact on future policy decisions. The first panel included prominent national fatherhood program evaluators who discussed what questions they are trying to answer about fathers and their preliminary findings of their most recent studies. In the second panel, policy leaders from Texas state agencies discussed the landscape of their state-wide fatherhood initiatives. The last panel included fatherhood program providers from all over the state who shared their invaluable work of supporting fathers in the communities. Dr. Osborne concluded with a presentation on the evaluation of current Texas fatherhood programs.
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