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NPR Interview: How America's Child Support System Failed to Keep Up with the Times

Nov. 19, 2015

CFRP director Cynthia Osborne's interview with NPR for their new series on the child support system in the U.S. Dr. Osborne adeptly explains the initial goals of the system and how we got to where we are today.

NPR Interview: How America's Child Support System Failed To Keep Up With The Times

CFRP at the 2015 APPAM Fall Research Conference

Nov. 10, 2015

The APPAM Fall Research Conference is the main conference of the year for scholars from around the world and is this week in Miami. Attendees convene to both present and learn about the most current research on policy and management issues from 14 different policy areas. This year’s conference program is centered around the theme, “The Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy.”

Director Cynthia Osborne Talks about her Chapter at Book Launch

Oct. 23, 2015

LBJ’S NEGLECTED LEGACY: HOW LYNDON JOHNSON RESHAPED DOMESTIC POLICY AND GOVERNMENT

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ Washington Center

 

The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation

Oct. 16, 2015

The U.S. is a can-do nation. So why has child wellbeing in the U.S. fallen to 26th out of 29 nations? How does what Paul Kershaw calls the “growing squeeze” on parents and caregivers for time, money, and resources alter the architecture of the developing brain of our infants? What are the potential consequences for individual learning, earning, and mental and physical health? For the future health, prosperity, and equity of the nation? And how might we do better?

Policy Brief: What Do We Know about Pre-K?

Oct. 15, 2015

Growing evidence from evaluations of state and local public pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs across the country have demonstrated that effective pre-K programs can improve child outcomes. Studies suggest that high-quality pre-K programs produce both short- and long-term benefits for children, such as improved kindergarten readiness, reduced rates of grade retention, and less participation in special education programs.

Presentation: Family Retention in Texas Home Visiting

Oct. 5, 2015

Date: October 2015
Event: Texas HHSC's Partners in Prevention Conference: Building Partnerships to Strengthen Families
Title: Family Retention in Texas Home Visiting
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Osborne

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.

CFRP Event 10/15: Screening of "The Raising of America" with Special Guest Dr. Libby Doggett

Sept. 3, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin
The LBJ School of Public Affairs | Bass Lecture Hall
Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM