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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.

Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne at National Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 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-3 Policy Impact Center

Oct. 1, 2019

Essential to the work of the Prenatal-to-3 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.

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.