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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.

Partnerships for Children Breaks Record Fulfilling Holiday Wishes

Dec. 19, 2016

Partnerships for Children’s Holiday Wishes program helps to create holiday memories for children served by CPS. Each child is able to submit three wishes that are then fulfilled through donations and sponsorships. In 2015, the program provided gifts to over 4700 children throughout Central Texas, and this year Partnerships for Children will surpass that number.

New Brief on Improving Family Services for Military and Veteran Families

Nov. 11, 2016

Veterans Day 2016 - Veterans Day is a special day to honor and thank our nation’s veterans for their service. The children and families of veterans and military are near and dear to our hearts here at CFRP. CFRP is working with the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to determine how best to serve military and veteran families.

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. 

CFRP GRA Cassie Gianni Receives 2016 Spirit of LBJ Award

Aug. 29, 2016

Congratulations to CFRP graduate research assistant, Cassie Gianni, on receiving the 2016 Spirit of LBJ Award! The award was presented at the LBJ School’s Birthday Bash celebrating President Lyndon B. Johnson’s birthday on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

The Spirit of LBJ Award is awarded by the Austin Alumni Chapter for second-year students who are exemplars of their cohort in areas of leadership, commitment to the LBL School, and the Austin community. Recipients must also exhibit a strong sense of ethics and integrity.

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.

New Facebook Changes: Do This To See All of CFRP's Posts

July 1, 2016

Facebook continues to tweek its algorithm, determined to show more of what people “want.” They also continue to move towards showing more Friends and Family posts vs. Pages (businesses, organizations, etc.), like the Child and Family Research Partnership. This is despite the fact that people deliberately choose to like Pages as part of the Facebook experience so they can…actually see their posts. Why is Facebook doing this?

Today's Fathers

June 17, 2016

Our expectations of fathers have changed over time, for the better. Though the father’s role in child-rearing has traditionally been understood solely in terms of financial support, research now shows that fathers’ involvement in their children’s lives is critical to healthy child development. The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) aims to better understand the role that fathers play in shaping their child’s health and wellbeing through rigorous research focused on fathers.

What We're Reading This Summer 2016

June 7, 2016

Summer has arrived…and so has the CFRP summer reading list! Below are some of the books our faculty and staff are reading this summer – again some lighter fare, some not so much. Our team is growing too, so now there are even more to inspire you.