All News

New Brief: The Importance of Father Involvement

Sept. 1, 2021

Healthy father involvement is associated with better outcomes on nearly every measure of child wellbeing.

Register: 2021 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

July 26, 2021

The prenatal to age three period is the most sensitive and rapid period of a child’s developing brain and body. How can states develop the most effective policies to create the conditions science shows that children need in the earliest years to thrive? CFRP's Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center starts with the evidence of what's the most effective for children and is hosting its second annual summit for the field.

Webinar: Caring for the Caregiver: Child Care Worker Wages and Health

July 19, 2021

To better understand the health and wellbeing of child care workers, the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin collaborated with the University of Washington on a new Culture of Health Study supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about the study and join director Dr. Cynthia Osborne on July 28, 2021 to hear what they learned: 

Resources from the 2021 Texas Fatherhood Summit Now Available

June 24, 2021

The 6th Annual Texas Fatherhood Summit was held virtually on June 17-18, 2021. The keynote speakers were Joe Jones, Jr., founder and CEO of the Center for Urban Families and Dr. James McHale, Executive Director of the Infant-Family Center at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. The Summit focused on "Taking Research to the Field," and attendees heard from researchers and service providers about key topic areas. Click for recordings and event materials.

Save the Date: 2021 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

April 26, 2021

Mark your calendars for the 2021 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit on October 7-8, 2021 hosted by CFRP's Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. This year, the Summit will be both vritual and in-person at The University of Texas at Austin with limited seating. There is no registration fee to attend virtually or in person. Registration will open in the summer. 

Join us at the 6th AnnualTexas Fatherhood Summit on June 17-18, 2021

April 8, 2021


Thursday, June 17 - Friday, June 18, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:00pm CT each day
Virtual and Free


Assessing Early Experiences with Texas Home Visiting Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov. 2, 2020

Home visiting programs aim to help low-income parents enhance their parenting skills and improve a host of early health and developmental outcomes for young children. Programs match families with professionals and paraprofessionals who visit families in their home during pregnancy and throughout early childhood. Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs has an extensive body of research on the effectiveness and value of home visiting programs as an early childhood intervention.