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Grand prize winner of Examples of Excellence in Supporting Fathers in Texas

June 26, 2020

Congratulations to the grand prize Example of Excellence winner, Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County! Videos from practitioners across the state submitted videos for the new Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub sharing information on how they serve fathers covering four key areas: Father Inclusion, Father Recruitment, Father Retention, and Fatherhood Coalitions. Watch Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County's video below. 

Registration open for the inaugural National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

June 25, 2020

All early childhood stakeholders, including policy leaders, advocates, researchers, and funders from across the county are invited to join the virtual National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The Summit is presented by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs. Learn more.

Winning Examples of Excellence in Supporting Fathers in Texas

June 16, 2020

Organizations across the state of Texas employ innovative and creative strategies to serve fathers and support families. Practitioners across the state created videos for the new Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub sharing information on how they serve fathers. The videos cover four key areas: Father Inclusion, Father Recruitment, Father Retention, and Fatherhood Coalitions. Congratulations to the four winning organizations below for showcasing their innovations when serving fathers!:

Launch of the Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub

June 12, 2020

CFRP and Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention are excited to announce a single online source for policymakers, administrators, and program providers to learn about the research on the importance of fathers and find concrete tools to advance their day-to-day work, the Texas Fatherhood Resource Hub.

Now Virtual: National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

June 10, 2020

Our work at the Child and Family Research Partnership and the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center has taken on new meaning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national attention toward eradicating systematic racism. The already extensive social, economic, and health needs of our nation’s children and families have been amplified, and there is an additional sense of urgency as we all seek the most effective and equitable solutions to ensure all children and families thrive.

2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit is now Texas Fatherhood Fridays

May 8, 2020

Due to current events, the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit will not be taking place in person in Austin as planned and has been adapted into a series of free virtual events. We're now hosting a series of four webinars called Texas Fatherhood Fridays over June and July. See below for specific dates, agendas, and registration links - we hope you join us for each one! Read more.

SAVE THE DATE! National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit: Building a State Policy Roadmap to Strengthen the Earliest Years

April 10, 2020

The inaugural National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit: Building a State Policy Roadmap to Strengthen the Earliest Years will be held virtually on September 15, 2020 (updated). The Summit is hosted by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at CFRP and will bring together state legislators, researchers, and early childhood stakeholders from across the country for timely discussion and the launch of the 2020 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap. Learn more.

Buffett Early Childhood Fund Invests in Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center

March 2, 2020

The mission of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund is to invest in practice, policy, and science to maximize the potential of the youngest and most vulnerable children and their families.

In recognition for the need to connect policy evidence to policy development, the Fund has awarded the national Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs with a generous multi-year financial commitment.

Recorded Webinar | Prenatal-to-3: Translating the Science and Evidence to State Policy

Feb. 25, 2020

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.

Registration open for the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit in Austin

Feb. 3, 2020

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.