osborne

LBJ School Students: Enhancing Child Care in Austin

May 3, 2018

Over the past year, LBJ students, under the guidance of policy professor and director of CFRP and the Center for Health and Social Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, worked on their capstone Policy Research Project (PRP) "Enhancing Child Care in Austin" with United Way for Greater Austin, a key advocate for early childhood education in Central Texas. 

Early Childhood Development at PK-12 Public Education Forum in San Antonio

March 7, 2018

CFRP Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne joined other experts at the third annual Regional PK-12 Public Education Forum in San Antonio on March 6, 2018 where the discussion focused on early childhood development. San Antonio is home to the Pre-K San Antonio program, an initiative launched by former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro providing high quality pre-Kindergarten services for four-year-old children.

CFRP Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne and the Federal Roundtable for Building the Next Generation of Child Support Policy Research

Oct. 16, 2017

The federal Offices of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration of Children and Families and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) are convening stakeholders through the Roundtable for Building the Next Generation of Child Support Policy Research to define the child support research agenda and promote rigorous research and evaluation.

Osborne Appointed to Panel of Experts to Build National Agenda to Reduce Child Poverty in Half in 10 Years

April 27, 2017

According to the U.S. Census, 19.7 percent of American children, or 14.5 million, lived in poverty in 2015. Children represented 23.1 percent of the total population in 2015 and 33.6 percent of the people in poverty.

Osborne Provides Expert Testimony on Capitol Hill on Fathers in Home Visiting

April 13, 2017

On April 13, 2017 Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, provided expert testimony (video below) at a Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C. on the growing evidence of the importance of fathers in early childhood intervention home visiting programs.

Osborne Paper: "Home Visiting Program: Four Evidence-Based Lessons for Policymakers"

Feb. 8, 2017

Federal and state policymakers and philanthropies are increasingly emphasizing the use of evidence to drive policy decisions. One of the areas in the forefront of evidence-based policymaking is early childhood intervention strategy, home visiting.

Osborne Paper on the Impact of Shifting Family Dynamics on Child Wellbeing

Jan. 5, 2017

The increasing rates of divorce, remarriage, and single parenting over the past half-century have dramatically impacted the nature of family structure and child wellbeing. CFRP director and LBJ professor Dr. Cynthia Osborne and her colleague Dr.

CFRP Celebrates 5th Anniversary - 5 Questions for 5 Years from Director Cynthia Osborne

Oct. 28, 2016

The Child and Family Research Partnership turned 5! We’re so thankful that our partners and supporters were able to celebrate with our team at our 5th Anniversary reception hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Our director and founder, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, answers 5 questions about CFRP for its 5 years:

2015 Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage Data from the U.S. Census

Sept. 14, 2016

Social policy and health scholars wait nervously at the end of each summer for the Census Bureau to release its annual report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. This report is one of the most important national scorecards on our collective health and wellbeing. 

Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Kindergarten for 3-Year-Olds

Aug. 22, 2016

Early childhood is a crucial period for healthy development. Children who experience a stimulating, lower-stress, and loving environment in their first five years typically have better social, cognitive, health, and economic outcomes throughout their lifespan. A key early indicator of future success is whether a child shows up to Kindergarten ready to learn; meaning by age five, the child has the necessary cognitive, developmental, and social-emotional skills that will allow the child to learn and reach her full potential.