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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. 

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.

Meet the Team: Dr. Kaeley Benson, Research Director

Dec. 3, 2018

Kaeley Benson, Ph.D.Kaeley Benson, Ph.D. joined CFRP in 2013 as a Postdoctoral Fellow with a focus on early childhood program evaluation. She is now CFRP's Research Director and oversees all the family strengthening, early childhood, and fatherhood projects, research staff, and support team.

New Project: Impact of the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program on Student Outcomes

Oct. 25, 2018

The AVANCE Network operates several programs within the framework of a two-generation approach to whole family success. The largest of these is their Parent-Child Outcome Education Program, a program for parents and their children up to age 4. While the parents are in their own session learning about the importance of their role as a teacher and specific parenting skills, their children are taught school ready concepts and participate in stimulating activities.

Welcome New Research Staff

Oct. 23, 2018

Please welcome our new research staff! McKenna LeClear, Research Associate; Bethany McKee, Research Associate; Jeanette Cunningham Rottas, Data Research Associate; Anna Sucsy, Research Assistant; and Patrick Youngblood, Data Research Associate.

New Project: Families’ Experiences with Texas Family Courts

Oct. 22, 2018

Family court cases, including divorce and custody issues, account for approximately one-half of all civil cases in Texas. Research has repeatedly demonstrated the negative effects of divorce on children, yet little is known about how the family court system minimizes or exacerbates child trauma from divorce.

Meet the Team: Jennifer Huffman, Senior Research Associate

Oct. 12, 2018

Jennifer HuffmanJennifer Huffman, MPAff started with CFRP as a Graduate Research Assistant while a Master of Public Affairs student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She has now been on staff since 2016 and is currently a Senior Research Associate leading several child welfare and adolescent health projects.

What We're Reading This Summer 2018

June 4, 2018

Summer 2018 is here and so is summer reading! We hope you enjoy and are motivated by some of our team picks from our annual list. (See past years: 2017, 2016, 2015)

Thank You for 6 Years of Collaborative Partnership

Nov. 1, 2017

Since our founding in 2011, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs has been the academic partner of federal and state government agencies and NGOs, helping answer challenging policy questions impacting vulnerable children and families.

CFRP GRA and LBJ School Doctoral Candidate Abby Lane Receives Federal Research Grant

Sept. 29, 2017

Congratulations to Abby Lane, CFRP Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, on her recent award of a research grant from the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE). The grant will support her dissertation titled "Balancing Work and Family: The Policy Problems and Opportunities of Child Care and Nonstandard Work Schedules."