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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:

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. 

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.