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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.

The Moms of CFRP

May 6, 2016

We, those of us with older kids anyway, joke around here that the one thing we really want for Mother’s Day is to get a break from being a mom. Our newest moms, however, don’t have that feeling yet so we wanted to bask in their joy of the newness of parenthood. We’ve been fortunate to have several new and soon-to-be additions to the CFRP family, and we wanted to share the happy news as we celebrate Mother’s Day this year. To all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day from CFRP! We hope you do get a break and find some time to recharge your mom batteries. 

The Changing American Family and the Evolving Concept of Fatherhood

April 27, 2016

This week, the LBJ Presidential Library and The University of Texas at Austin are hosting a historic event exploring the lessons and legacy of the Vietnam War. The war’s impact on U.S. foreign policy, Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, and American culture is unquestionable.

Pediatricians on the Frontlines of Poverty

March 10, 2016

When taking your child to the doctor for a well-child visit, the appointment normally includes a physical exam, checking your child’s growth and development, vaccinations, and asking your doctor any questions you may have. Now, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) is recommending that doctors add another component to these visits: screening for poverty.

New Award: Project S.A.F.E. (Survivors are Fundamental to the Equation)

Feb. 19, 2016

CHILD WELFARE | FAMILY SAFETY

  • Grant: Project S.A.F.E. (Survivors are Fundamental to the Equation)

  • Sponsor: Texas Council on Family Violence

New Award: Supporting Vulnerable Military Children and Families in Texas

Feb. 12, 2016

FAMILY SUPPORTS | MILITARY FAMILIES

  • Grant: Supporting Vulnerable Military Children and Families in Texas

  • Sponsor: DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention

Active duty military and veterans face unique challenges and stressors, which determine what supports they need, especially in regards to child abuse and neglect. The state of Texas has the second highest active duty military population and the second highest number of veterans of any state in the country.

New Award: Effectiveness of Fatherhood Programs in Texas

Feb. 10, 2016

FATHER INVOLVEMENT | RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD

  • Grant: Effectiveness of Fatherhood Programs in Texas

  • Sponsor: DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention

CFRP Co-Sponsoring Council of Contemporary Families Conference

Feb. 2, 2016

COUNCIL OF CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES CONFERENCE: FAMILIES AS THEY REALLY ARE: DEMOGRAPHICS, DISPARITIES, AND DEBATES

March 4-5, 2016 | UT  Austin
Liberal Arts Building | 118 Inner Campus Drive

2016 Texas Fatherhood Summit: Building the Evidence Base for Fatherhood Programs on Feb. 3

Jan. 14, 2016

UPDATE: Find all post-event links and resources here

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016 – THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, AT&T EXECUTIVE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Registration: txfatherhoodsummit.eventbrite.com

The Home Visitor-Mother Relationship is Key to Program Success

Nov. 24, 2015

Home visiting programs match families with para-professionals, known as home visitors, who visit families in their home during pregnancy and throughout early childhood. Home visitors provide information on building supportive home environments, encourage positive parenting practices, and help parent’s access resources that improve child and family outcomes.