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Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne at National Policy Research Conference

Nov. 4, 2019

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is the premier policy research professional organization and their fall conference is the top event of the year to hear about the latest and emerging research and dive deep in today's challenging issues.

Event Resources: Reducing Child Poverty in Texas

Oct. 30, 2019

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.

The National Advisory Council Behind the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center

Oct. 1, 2019

Essential to the work of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center is the new National Advisory Council (NAC).

Before a single NAC member came on board, we knew we had to be very thoughtful about its membership to ensure the advisory group reflected diversity not only in expertise but in perspective and experience as well.

See us at SXSWEDU 2020!: Putting Science Into Practice: Birth to Graduation

Aug. 15, 2019

See us at SXSWEDU 2020! "Putting Science Into Practice: Birth to Graduation" brings together Dr. John King, former U.S. Education Secretary under President Obama and CEO of The Education Trust, and CFRP and Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center director Dr. Cynthia Osborne. They will connect the dots between what we know about brain development in the foundational prenatal to age three period and future learning and outcomes.

New Policy Brief: Understanding the Needs of Young Parents and the Best Approaches for Serving Them

July 22, 2019

Becoming a parent is a challenging transition for any new parent, but it can be especially difficult for young parents—those between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. To better understand the unique needs and challenges of this population, CFRP conducted a series of focus groups in three locations throughout Texas with young mothers, young fathers, and service providers who work with young parents. Our findings show that young fathers and young mothers struggle to balance school, work, and family life, and that they need mentors to help usher them into adulthood and parenthood.

What We're Reading This Summer 2019

June 7, 2019

It's time for CFRP's annual summer reading picks! Check out what our team is reading in 2019. 

Universal Approaches to Promoting Healthy Development

May 29, 2019

Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest volume of The Future of Children, a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children, along with a policy brief titled “Achieving Broad-Scale Impacts for Social Programs.” This volume, titled “Universal Approaches to Promoting

The Evidence Base: Child Maltreatment Risk Factors

April 24, 2019

Family structure, particularly when unstable, is associated with increased child maltreatment risk.1Single parenthood more than doubles the risk of Child Protective Services (CPS) involvement, and one study found it to be the second largest predictor of child maltreatment, only after income.2Single parenthood contributes to financial stress, social isolation, and lack of social support, all increasing the likelihood of child maltreatment.3 Similarly, paternity status is associated with child maltreatment risk, and the presence of non-biologi

Meet the Team: Anna Lipton Galbraith, Program Services Director

Feb. 20, 2019

Anna Lipton GalbraithAnna Lipton Galbraith, MPAff is CFRP's Program Services Director and oversees the operations of CFRP including grant management, finances, human resources, and other organizational needs. She also continues to have a leadership role othe child welfare research team.