The Child and Family Research Partnership hosts policy and research events on The University of Texas at Austin campus and beyond throughout the year. Resources are provided below for select past events. To be notified of future CFRP and partner events, please join the CFRP email list.
Learn what we learned from a new community-based study looking at the impact of wages on the mental and physical health of workers in child care centers.
The second annual National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit is hosted by CFRP's Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center and will be held virtually on October 7, 2021. Registration is free and now open at https://pn3policy.org/pn3summit2021. #pn3policy
Past Events & Resources
The 6th Annual "Texas Fatherhood Summit: Taking Research to the Field" was hosted virtually on June 17-18, 2021. Recordings and materials are now posted.
Part of the UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series. Dr. Robert Crosnoe of The University of Texas at Austin discusses his research on nine schools in Texas that delves into the opportunities and challenges of providing quality early education to low-income communities in the state and speaks to broader discussions about the future of early childhood education during a time of great social and demographic change in the United States.
First of the UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series. Childhood experiences can have a lasting impact on physical and mental health. The University of Texas at Austin's Dr. Frances Champagne discusses the epigenetic link between experiences and development that promote risk or resilience to stress, and Dr. Cynthia Osborne of CFRP and its Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center discuss what the evidence shows to be the most effective policies and strategies that create the conditions that our youngest children need to thrive. Recording available.
The inaugural National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit: Building a State Policy Roadmap to Strengthen the Earliest Years was held on September 15, 2020. The Summit was hosted by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at CFRP and brought together early childhood stakeholders from across the country to learn about the newly released Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap for the 50 states and DC. #pn3policy
The 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit was adapted into a series of four webinars called Texas Fatherhood Fridays. Recordings now available: Supporting Fathers, Fathers' Mental Health Needs, Fatherhood During the Perinatal Period, Fathers and Public Policy. #txdads2020
This event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but it would have been awesome! "Putting Science into Practice: Birth to Graduation" with Dr. John King, President and CEO of The Education Trust and 10th U.S. Secretary of Education, and Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Dean of Academic Strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Director of the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
The science is clear that prenatal to age 3 is the most sensitive period for a child’s developing brain and body, building the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Having a strong start and the presence of strong caregiver-child relationships during this time are key to healthy development. What’s not as clear is how to translate that science to policies that strengthen equity and outcomes for kids.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs Child and Family Research Partnership hosted Texas leaders on October 24, 2019 for a dialogue on reducing child poverty in Texas.
View the recorded live conversation between two amazing leaders in early childhood -- Cynthia Osborne, CFRP director leading the new Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Libby Doggett, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education.
The Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division went on the road in 2019 for the annual Texas Fatherhood Summit.The 2019 Texas Regional Fatherhood Summits were held in South Padre, Houston, Dallas, and Lubbock.
The 3rd Annual 2018 Texas Fatherhood Summit: Engaging Communities, Strengthening Families was held on Friday, June 29, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The Texas Fatherhood Summit is hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division.
The 2nd Annual 2017 Texas Fatherhood Summit: Strengthening Services to Support Fathers hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division was held on March 24, 2017.
The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin hosted a celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Child and Family Research Partnership on October 27, 2016.
The 1st Annual 2016 Texas Fatherhood Summit: Building the Evidence Base for Fatherhood Programs hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division was held on February 3, 2016.
CFRP hosted a screening of the powerful signature episode on October 15, 2015 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, with special guest Dr. Libby Doggett.
The Child and Family Research Partnership hosted a symposium on Thursday, April 16th at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, philanthropists, and students to discuss the benefits and challenges of evidence-based policy.
CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne was asked to talk about the Texas home visiting evaluation on the Design Options for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) Evaluation Webinar Series on March 4, 2015.
The Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, TexProtects, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) co-hosted an event on November 14, 2014, to inform policy makers, professionals, and academics about the impacts of early childhood adversity on physiological development.