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

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Father Involvement and Family Violence

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The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) is an independent, nonpartisan research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in issues related to young children, teens, and their parents. We engage in rigorous research and evaluation work aimed at strengthening families and enhancing public policy. Read More


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The Home Visitor-Mother Relationship is Key to Program Success

November 24, 2015home visiting, mothers

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. The success of home visiting programs is often [...]

CFRP at the 2015 APPAM Fall Research Conference

November 10, 2015cfrp, fathers, home visiting, osborne

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 [...]

Director Cynthia Osborne Talks About Her Chapter at Book Launch

October 23, 2015cfrp, osborne

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 October 23, 2015 The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Dean Robert Wilson and CFRP and CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne are in [...]

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

October 16, 2015cfrp, early childhood, events

    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, [...]

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