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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.

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.