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CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne Named Director of LBJ's Center for Health and Social Policy

Sept. 18, 2015

One of the country’s foremost child and family policy researchers, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Professor and director of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named director of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP). Former director, Professor Carolyn Heinrich, University of Vanderbilt, will continue her affiliation with CHASP as a Research Professor.

HUD Secretary Julian Castro at the LBJ School: #HUDAT50 #LBJHUD50

Sept. 10, 2015

The LBJ School of Public Affairs was honored to host HUD Secretary Julián Castro yesterday as he commemorated (to the day) the 50th Anniversary of the creation of HUD by President Johnson. CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne met Secretary Castro after his inspirational address, and our own Graduate Research Assistant Jose Vazquez (red and blue shirt) was selected to participate in a small student discussion.

CFRP Newsletter - September 2015

Sept. 3, 2015

The September 2015 CFRP Newsletter is now posted – Back to School, Twitter, Events, and more. Join the CFRP email list to get future issues and relevant news.

4/28/15 Event at the Capitol: A Bold New Agenda by the Next Generation of Leaders

April 22, 2015

The Honorable Sen. Rodney Ellis is hosting “Ensuring Sustainable Employment – A Bold New Agenda,” a presentation by LBJ graduate students at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, April 28 at 12:15 p.m. in Legislative Conference Room E2.002A. The students are in CFRP Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne's Policy Research Project (PRP) class and will share their yearlong research on specific policy objectives of the “new war on poverty” and unveil bold ideas for increasing sustainable employment among Texans and Americans.

CFRP Paper: Understanding Today's Changing Families, Family Court Review

April 20, 2015

More than 40% of children in the US are now born outside of marriage. While their unmarried parents may have high expectations for the future, they are particularly vulnerable to financial and relationship instability. CFRP's Cynthia Osborne and Nora Ankrum explore this issue in newly published paper, "Understanding Today's Changing Families," Family Court Review.

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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.

CFRP in the News: FiveThirtyEight and NPR

March 2, 2015

Are Moms Less Likely than Dads to Pay Child Support? 

Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight’s Mona Chalibi asks this interesting question and has a surprising answer. CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, was asked to help explain. The story was also produced as a radio segment on NPR that aired yesterday, March 1st. See below for links.

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

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.