News Category: fathers

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.

2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit is now Texas Fatherhood Fridays

May 8, 2020

Due to current events, the 2020 Texas Fatherhood Summit will not be taking place in person in Austin as planned and has been adapted into a series of free virtual events. We're now hosting a series of four webinars called Texas Fatherhood Fridays over June and July. See below for specific dates, agendas, and registration links - we hope you join us for each one! Read more.

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.

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.

2019 Texas Regional Fatherhood Summit Locations & Dates

Feb. 4, 2019

The annual Texas Fatherhood Summit hosted by Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Prevention and Early Intervention Division brings together public and privat

New Project with Annie E. Casey Foundation: A Learning Agenda for Supporting Young Fathers

Dec. 11, 2018

Approximately 25 percent of women have a child prior to age 25. The rates for men are not as well calculated, however, the average age of becoming a father is between 26 and 27 years old and race and ethnic minority men and less educated men become parents at significantly younger ages than their white or highly-educated counterparts. Despite the high prevalence of young parenthood, relatively little is known about the specific needs of young parents.

Beyond Coordination: A Framework for Evidence-Based Systems-Level Change

Aug. 23, 2018

The complex needs of at-risk families often extend beyond what single programs can provide in isolation and many community-level issues negatively impacting families cannot be addressed with a service-level only approach. Service coordination is an important step toward developing a comprehensive system for children and families within a community, but communities have to work beyond service coordination to implement system-level strategies that address broad policy, practice, or community infrastructure issues that impact young children or families and benefit the community-at-large.

CFRP Hosts Largest Texas Fatherhood Summit To Date

July 9, 2018

The Annual Texas Fatherhood Summit is hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Prevention and Early Intervention Division (PEI).