News Category: home visiting

The Top 5 Benefits of Home Visiting Programs

June 1, 2015

Home visiting programs provide structured visits by trained professionals and paraprofessionals to high-risk parents who are pregnant or have young children. These programs support families by providing health check-ups, screenings, referrals, parenting advice, and guidance with navigating other programs and services in their community. The programs also monitor progress on children’s developmental milestones.

CFRP at SRCD 2015

March 20, 2015

The Society for Research in Child Development is holding its biennial meeting this weekend in (not so sunny) Philadelphia. The event is an invaluable multidisciplinary forum for researchers to share and learn about the many facets of child development. CFRP's Dr. Kaeley Bobbitt (Saturday) and Abby Lane (Friday) are there now presenting some great posters, and they would love to talk to you if you're attending. Details are below.

CFRP on MIECHV Webinar: Fathers and Home Visiting

March 12, 2015

CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne was asked to talk about the Texas home visiting evaluation on the Design Options for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) Evaluation Webinar Series on March 4, 2015. She spoke about one of several interventions aiming to enhance the home visiting programs, strategies to increase father participation.

5 Things You Should Know about Home Visiting in Texas: A Two-Generation Approach to Supporting Families

Dec. 16, 2014

Home visiting programs have rapidly expanded across the country as an evidence-based policy choice for supporting families with young children. CFRP is currently conducting an ongoing program implementation evaluation of the Texas Home Visiting Program (THV) as well as two related, ongoing evaluations that focus on the factors that influence father participation in home visiting and the factors that influence the retention of families in home visiting programs.

Two-Generation Approaches to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Nov. 13, 2014

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released a policy report calling for policymakers to focus on equipping both children and parents with the resources and skills they need to ensure the future success of today’s children.

Home Visiting Programs in Texas: Working Toward Being a Better State for Children

July 22, 2014

Between 2000 and 2010, Texas experienced one of the largest proportional gains in child population in the country and yet, Texas is getting far too comfortable with its ranking in the bottom 10 states for overall child well-being. According to the national KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Texas ranks 43rd in overall child well-being.

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.

New Fatherhood Research and Practice Network Launches

June 11, 2014

Just in time for Father's Day, the new national project, the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), is officially launched! CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, is an honored partner and collaborator on the project and will be chairing the Responsible Fatherhood Workgroup.

Home Visiting, An Opportunity to Reduce Toxic Stress

Nov. 8, 2013

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, David Bornstein emphasized the importance of understanding the negative influence that toxic stress has on children’s long-term health and social outcomes.

Perspective from Texas: Investing in Home Visiting Programs, Not Prisons

Oct. 30, 2013

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, Nicholas Kristof challenged the American public to reconsider our policy strategies for addressing economic inequality and crime by investing in early education and parenting prog