News Category: cfrp

New CFRP Working Papers

Jan. 16, 2015

Understanding Today's Changing Families - When their children are born, most unmarried parents have high expectations for the future, but they are particularly vulnerable to financial and relationship instability. Their children are disproportionately likely to experience negative health and wellbeing outcomes, in part because of low father involvement.

Save the Date 4/16/15: CFRP Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy and Its Limits

Jan. 16, 2015

CFRP Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy and Its Limits 

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Ron Haskins
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 9:00am-12:30pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

CFRP Year in Pictures: 2014

Dec. 18, 2014

We hope you had as wonderful a 2014 as we did! The amount of custom surveys, focus groups, data analysis, travel all over Texas and the country, journal writing, report writing, brief writing, data visualizations, presentations, and special events that we have conducted/ developed/ coordinated/ managed over just one year boggles our minds sometimes. But we've also had an amazing amount of fun with each other. Here is CFRP's 2014 year how we like to remember it best, in pictures!

Dr. Osborne and CFRP at 2014 APPAM Fall Conference

Nov. 4, 2014

The 2014 APPAM Fall Research Conference starts this Thursday, November 6th and runs through Saturday, November 8th. APPAM is THE conference to learn about new and innovative research in a multitude of public policy areas from leaders in their fields.

Congratulations CFRP for $1.4 million in New Awards

Sept. 30, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Osborne, CFRP Director and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and CFRP were recently awarded two grants worth over $1.4 million.

With the new funding, CFRP will continue its implementation evaluation of the Texas Home Visiting Program for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the two related evaluations focusing on father participation and family retention.

New CFRP Project: How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child in Texas?

Aug. 21, 2014

How much does it cost to raise a child in Texas? Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), and her team have been tasked to answer that question for the Texas Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division (OAG).

First Annual 2014 Texas Home Visiting Data Summit

June 13, 2014

Wrapping up the last day of 2014 Texas Home Visiting Data Summit today! It's been a pleasure co-hosting this important event with HHSC. Thank you to all who were instrumental in making the summit a success and to all the attendants who came from all over the state. For more about CFRP's work with the Texas Home Visiting program, click here.

Emerging Scholars Pre-Conference Today at LBJ

April 25, 2014

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is collaborating with the University of Texas at Austin Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) to engage young, emerging scholars in conducting their best work on the broad topical question: How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged, while simultaneously meeting the labor demand needs of employers, through policies and programs that increase labor market

LBJ and CFRP's Dr. Cynthia Osborne to be Honored by UT Athletics Academic Accolades Program

Feb. 27, 2014

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, LBJ Associate Professor and CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, will be honored at the UT Longhorns men's basketball game against TCU as part of the Academic Accolades program. Dr. Osborne is being recognized as the representative for the LBJ School of Public Affairs for her excellent scholarship and impacts in the state of Texas.

CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne Presenting at 2014 NCSEA Policy Conference

Feb. 6, 2014

CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, is in D.C. this week to share her expertise in program evaluation and in paternity issues at the 2014 National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) Policy Conference. The conference theme, “Putting Policy into Action for the Modern Family,” is right in line with the work we do at CFRP.