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New CFRP Briefs – Relationship Violence and Texas Families

October 1, 2014family instability, fathers, relat_violence

To coincide with the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, CFRP has released two policy briefs on the issue. The briefs highlighted below present surprising findings based on original research about relationship violence and unmarried Texas parents. ___________________________________________________________ CFRP Policy Brief | B.013.0914 Families at Risk: Understanding the Characteristics of Relationship Violence among Unmarried Texas Parents Children [...]

Congratulations CFRP for $ 1.4 million in New Awards

September 30, 2014cfrp, lbj, osborne

Dr. Cynthia Osborne, CFRP Director and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and CFRP were recently awarded two grants worth over $1.4 million. With the new funding, CFRP will continue its implementation evaluation of the Texas Home Visiting Program for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the two related evaluations focusing on father participation and family retention. CFRP is also now developing the [...]

The LBJ School: Dr. Osborne on Camera

September 29, 2014lbj, osborne

At the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Policy Research Projects (PRP) are where real world policy and academic research converge for our graduate students. The LBJ School is kicking off an innovative PRP Video Journal Series profiling CFRP’s Dr. Cynthia Osborne and her year long PRP, “The New War on [...]

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