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Brief: Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Care with Home Visiting

March 10, 2021

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Care with Home Visiting

The transition into parenthood is an adjustment for all parents, and it can be particularly difficult for teen parents in care.
Research shows that teen parents are less likely to graduate high school, earn their GED, or attend a two- or four-year university than other teens. Children of teen parents are also at a higher risk of having behavioral problems, chronic medical conditions, and beginning school less prepared than their peers.

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.

Putting Fatherhood Research into Practice

Oct. 12, 2020

Research shows that when fathers are involved in their children’s lives, children do better across nearly every measure of wellbeing, from cognitive development and educational achievement to self-esteem and pro-social behavior.1 For example, children who grow up with involved fathers are two times as likely to go to college or find stable employment after high school, 75% less likely to have a teen birth, and 80% less likely to spend time in jail.2 The absence of dads during the prenatal period and at the birth may also have a significant impact on maternal stress and

Release of First Evidence-Driven Policy Guide for Early Childhood Leaders from the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center

Sept. 15, 2020

Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap released September 15, 2020 at the National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit. Through comprehensive reviews of the most rigorous evidence available, the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center identified 11 effective solutions, including 5 effective policies and 6 effective strategies, that foster the nurturing environments infants and toddlers need and many of which, reduce longstanding disparities in outcomes among racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic statuses.

Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne on The Do One Better! Podcast with Alberto Lidji

Aug. 31, 2020

Alberto Lidji, former Global CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, hosts inspiring conversations with Presidents, CEOs, and leaders of outstanding organizations for an international audience.

2020 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap

Aug. 27, 2020

On September 15th, we are releasing the first annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap and state data profiles for the 50 states and DC.

Panel Announcement: National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

Aug. 21, 2020

Join us at the inaugural Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit on September 15, 2020 to learn about why the prenatal to age 3 developmental period is so critical and which policies can best strengthen outcomes and reduce disparties from the start.

Speaker Announcement: National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

Aug. 14, 2020

We're honored to have early childhood champions Governor Mike DeWine (Ohio) and Governor Lujan Grisham (New Mexico) join us at the inaugural National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit. Both leaders are deeply committed to getting their state's youngest children off to a strong start, and their perspectives are invaluable.

If you haven't yet signed-up for the Summit, just click here to register. Please also share with your colleagues and listservs. Registrants will: