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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.

2017 Texas Fatherhood Summit

April 12, 2017

The second annual Texas Fatherhood Summit: Strengthening Services to Support Fathers hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division was held on March 24, 2017.

Building the Knowledge Base about Evidence-Based Reproductive Health Education Programs

March 29, 2017

Evidence-based reproductive health education programs for younger teens have received considerable attention and investment over the last few years but knowledge about the needs of 18 and 19-year-olds, particularly community college students, and the programs that benefit them, is comparatively sparse. In fact, the highest rate of teen pregnancy occurs among the 18- and 19-year-old age group, yet teen pregnancy prevention programs typically target a younger demographic.

Child Care Quality, Minimum Ratio Standards, and Children's Safety

March 26, 2017

A key indicator of the quality of child care centers is the child to caregiver ratio – the maximum number of children that one caregiver can be responsible for in a child care setting.

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.

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.