Events

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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.

Upcoming Events

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Teaching Pediatric Residents the CORP Program (5/20/21)

Part of the UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series. Our last webinar of the 20-21 academic year will focus on the CORP program at UT Southwestern Medical Center featuring Richard Adams, MD, Abigail Kissel, MD, and Sari Bar, DO.

2021 Texas Fatherhood Summit

Virtual 2021 Texas Fatherhood Summit (6/17/21-6/18/21)

The 6th Annual "Texas Fatherhood Summit: Taking Research to the Field" will be hosted virtually on June 17-18, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm each day. Registration now open.

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SAVE THE DATE: National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit (10/7/21-10/8/21)

Save the date for the 2021 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit to be held on October 7-8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Summit is hosted by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at CFRP. Registration opens summer 2021.

Past Events & Resources

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From Research to Practice with Families of Children with Autism or Hearing Differences (4/27/21)

Part of the UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series. Dr. Pamela Rollins and Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz from The University of Texas at Dallas will describe their research on early social and communication development in children with autism and on effects of childhood hearing differences on family relationships.

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Texas as a Window into National Trends in Early Childhood Education (3/11/21)

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.

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Impacting Early Childhood Education for Texas Schools and Families (1/14/20)

Part of the UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series. For more than 17 years, the Children’s Learning Institute of UTHealth has developed, piloted, studied, and implemented programs designed to positively impact early childhood education across the state. CLI researchers share how they integrate a research-to-practice model to positively impact children’s school readiness at school and home with the latest strategies, and at no cost to providers. Recording available.

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Getting Off to a Healthy Start: Science and Policy to Guide Early Childhood Development (12/16/20)

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.

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Virtual: National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit (09/15/20)

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

2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit

Virtual: 2020 Texas Fatherhood Fridays (06/12/20, 06/26/20, 07/10/20, 07/24/20)

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

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SXSW EDU 2020 | Putting Science into Practice: Birth to Graduation (3/9/20)

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.

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Virtual | Prenatal-to-3: Translating the Science and Evidence to State Policy (02/20/20)

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.

Dialogue with Texas Leaders on Reducing Child Poverty

Dialogue with Texas Leaders on Reducing Child Poverty in Texas (10/24/19)

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.

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Virtual: The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center with Cynthia Osborne & Libby Doggett (9/9/19)

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.

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2019 Texas Regional Fatherhood Summits (May-July)

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.

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2018 Texas Fatherhood Summit (6/29/18)

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.

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2017 Texas Fatherhood Summit (3/24/17)

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.

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CFRP 5 Year Anniversary Celebration (10/27/16)

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.

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2016 Texas Fatherhood Summit (2/3/16)

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.

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The Raising of America (10/15/15)

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.

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Evidence-Based Policy and Its Limits (4/16/15)

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.

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CFRP on MIECHV Webinar: Fathers and Home Visiting (3/12/15)

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.

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Toxic Stress and Early Childhood (11/14/14)

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.