Texas CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate

Which Texas Children get a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)?

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5 Things You Should Know about the Importance of Fathers

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Policy Brief: Improving Family Services for Military and Veteran Families

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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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5 Things You Should Know about Military-Connected Youth

July 31, 20175-things-list, military

The experiences of military-connected youth are distinct in many ways from children in civilian families. Many challenges are faced by military-connected youth and yet there is also access to opportunities unavailable to other children. Learn more about ways in which the experiences of youth with parents in the military are unique in 5 Things to [...]

How Does Texas Support Youth in Military Families?

July 24, 2017military

The experiences of military-connected youth are distinct in many ways from children in civilian families, as described in 5 Things to Know about Military-Connected Youth. Specific challenges may come in the form of frequent moves and dealing with separation from a parent during training or deployment. Though military-connected youth are resilient, states and communities often [...]

Supporting Today’s Vulnerable Military and Veteran Families

July 3, 2017military

  July 4, 2017 – Although the overall rate of child maltreatment is lower among military families compared to civilian families, rates of child maltreatment have risen faster among military families, particularly in the last decade. Recognizing the need to support the most vulnerable military and veteran families in the state, Texas through the Department [...]

Welcome to New Staff and Student Researchers

June 20, 2017cfrp

CFRP is growing! We are pleased to announce that we have added two new full-time research associates to our data team: Kelli Mowdy and Daniel Tihanyi. We are also grateful to have the support of several new graduate research assistants: Selena Caldera, Marilyn Headley, Kathy Hill, Abby Lane, John Meyer Williams, and Sonia Pace. Learn more [...]

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